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post #31 of 48 Old 10-18-2013, 09:24 AM
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As far as the spin-they say you get used to the speed. I am not sure I ever would get used to a really fast spin.....I do not like it, but then, as I have gotten older, stuff like that makes me really dizzy......

For me the issue isnt the spins I can handle those a horse will stop... my biggest thing is finding a horse that when you do a run down will wait for you to cue him to the speed you want and stay at that speed. Nothing worse then a horse rounding the corner and taking off like a train and by 3/4 of the way he completely sucks back or stops when you didnt ask and you end up on his neck...
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post #32 of 48 Old 10-18-2013, 11:23 AM
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For me the issue isnt the spins I can handle those a horse will stop... my biggest thing is finding a horse that when you do a run down will wait for you to cue him to the speed you want and stay at that speed. Nothing worse then a horse rounding the corner and taking off like a train and by 3/4 of the way he completely sucks back or stops when you didnt ask and you end up on his neck...
Which is the EXACT reason you ride almost as many rectangles as circles......speed up down the long side-sometimes-slow and the corner and only stop occasionally.
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Yep. Fencing is a good way to stop scotching too. Though too much of any exercise will make a horse anticipate.

Though, there's this mare who won't stop that we fence so often I wonder why she DOESN'T scotch. Every single day I go out and she flies down there mach 5 and smacks the fence. Scares the crap out of me every time, but there's not much I can do about it, whereas the horse belongs to the trainer I work for and all I get from him is "Ride faster!" O.O Which, he's not wrong, but dangg...

I love the fast spins but I haven't quite mastered counting them yet. The stud horse I'm riding at work spins like a blur. I mean, the horses I've ridden before have spun fast, but never THAT fast...If I really concentrate I can think, "1..2..3...Whoa." It's easier to think of it that way, vs. "1..2..3..4."
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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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I love the fast spins but I haven't quite mastered counting them yet. The stud horse I'm riding at work spins like a blur. I mean, the horses I've ridden before have spun fast, but never THAT fast...If I really concentrate I can think, "1..2..3...Whoa." It's easier to think of it that way, vs. "1..2..3..4."
I've had to count like that, too. So amazing to ride, though!
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On my last run before State in equestrian team, I spun three spins instead of four because I tried to count different...I still kick myself over it!

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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Which is the EXACT reason you ride almost as many rectangles as circles......speed up down the long side-sometimes-slow and the corner and only stop occasionally.
We do a lot of rectangles and everything you suggested and doing the practice is good, it's getting it nice when the horse is doing a real pattern then a switch goes off and half the time they are doing what they are trained for no matter what the rider tries. I don't know if anyone here has had it when doing a run down at a show the horse picks the speed even when the rider is trying to collect them without being too obvious and pulling them up and the horse will stop with out being asked. A seasoned horse knows his job and I see the issues in a lot of green as grass events.

Even with the spins at practice we rarely ever do four it's always more like 6. Because horses can count too.

But it also depends on the horse we have some horses that are in the lesson programs and will run true no matter what and others that will try to cheat, the OP in my opinion needs to find a good horse that will stay true if not working with a trainer.
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That's why there is paid warm ups and schooling shows...For moments like that.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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Shoot-it doesn't have to be a schooling show. I saw several at the last show that started out to show and ended up schooling. Obviously-2 reins-schooling. Once you have blown it, you may as well. It gets to a point in the season where some have just had enough.
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So this sounds like, if a person had a trainer to work with they could maintain a TRAINED horse on their own w/ hauling to lessons on say... a weekly basis?

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Thing is to maintain a trainer.....you have to see them regularly. At least around here. And you pretty much have to have a trainer in your back pocket if you want to do anything outside your own farm.

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