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post #11 of 14 Old 03-30-2012, 06:55 PM
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So I went and rode with a trainer today and the same thing happen!!!

So I asked him what happened, and this why it happened to me, whether it applies to your situation or not, not sure.

My horse is not "peddling" yet either, he needs to get more solid in his stops.(and myself, I have some bad habits) Anyway he told he I had him way behind the vertical, so much that it effects his shoulders and I slowed him into the stop rather than just stopping him. When you slow them into their stop it will sorta cause them to slap their feet down instead of picking them up and setting them down. So those things combined caused my horse to fall on his knees today. He did it once and as soon as I knew what I did wrong then it never happened again today.

Some food for thought....
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post #12 of 14 Old 04-12-2012, 07:18 PM
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Maybe tomorrow you will find out if he is still falling on his knees. I am sure he is going to look wonderful and all shed out and don't keep cookies in your pocket. LOL
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post #13 of 14 Old 04-30-2012, 09:34 AM
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Sounds to me like your trainer should help him loosen up his front end. There's a fine line in training between getting their butt under them and letting the front end relax enough to walk.
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He is better at it now. It takes some time to get the walk down.
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