Anticipating the slide
So I have been riding a new little filly at my trainers named Dot. She is built perfect for my taste: wide but not a tank, slender bu not skinny. Plus, she has haunches that are made to slide. She slides almost vertical. Dang. She is the best filly I have ever seen in this area.
Well, unfortunately, Dot has learned that in the run downduring competition she has to stop after we gain so much speed. She's started trying to slide before we reach the correct spot. So she will start to plant her butt, I'll get her out of it, and they we'll slide for real. Every judge is saying "if she hadn't of slid too early I would've given it to her." or "Really need to work on getting that slide position!"
The funny thing is, she won't do it at home. ONLY in the arena we show in. At home she does fine. I was thinking Icould fix it home, but if she isn't Doing it here...?
I've tried running down without sliding, but still no improvement. I've been showing this filly since September. She is four years old now... She has been training since she was two, with only light work of course. She's Jester's daughter so I'm rather partial to her. Help is always apreciated ;)
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