Trail riding Help please! - Page 3
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Trail Riding

Trail riding Help please!

This is a discussion on Trail riding Help please! within the Trail Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category
  • Teardrop change of rein

Like Tree23Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-20-2013, 01:26 PM
  #21
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by joseeandjade11    
When you guys say work my horse hard, like what exactly should I do? Lots of circles (trot, canter), from halt to canter, and exercises like that??
Transitions between gaits.
Transitions within gaits.
Full halts.
Half-halting from canter to trot, trot to walk, walk to halt.
Backing.
Circles with changes in directions.
Spirals at the walk and the trot and the canter.
Walk to canter, both reins.
Counter Cantering.
Haunches in.
Shoulder in.
Collection at walk and trot and canter.
Side passing.
Teardrop change to the inside to change reins.
Turning towards the rail to change directions.
Riding with another rider, and mimicking what they do with their horse.
Enough?
nvr2many likes this.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-20-2013, 02:47 PM
  #22
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Corporal    
Transitions between gaits.
Transitions within gaits.
Full halts.
Half-halting from canter to trot, trot to walk, walk to halt.
Backing.
Circles with changes in directions.
Spirals at the walk and the trot and the canter.
Walk to canter, both reins.
Counter Cantering.
Haunches in.
Shoulder in.
Collection at walk and trot and canter.
Side passing.
Teardrop change to the inside to change reins.
Turning towards the rail to change directions.
Riding with another rider, and mimicking what they do with their horse.
Enough?
Makes me not want to go back to the barn
     
    05-20-2013, 02:48 PM
  #23
Weanling
Thanks Corpoal! Yes those are great examples that I will try when working her hard.

Thank you for all and everyone's suggestions. I can't wait to try them with my mare :)
franknbeans likes this.
     
    05-20-2013, 02:55 PM
  #24
Foal
Good luck! Keep us posted! Hope it doesn't backfire and make her not want to go to the barn ;)
     
    05-20-2013, 03:00 PM
  #25
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by joseeandjade11    
Hey guys!

I have this issue where my mare is in a hurry when we are on our way back home :( what can I do?

One more thing, if trot or canter, I ALWAYS have to keep my reins tight because she only wants to go fast...I would very much like to just trot or canter without having to tight my reins to hold her back...Is there anything I can do to make her slow down? (it's worse when I am trail riding with other horses because she's competitive and wants to be first...)

Any suggestions will be much appreciated! Thank you!! :)

Oh this one is fun to fix lol. You shouldn't let a horse even WALK quickly back to the barn because eventually it turns into a full on gallop. What we usually do is: when you get back home keep working her and don't get off as soon as you get home (getting off rewards her) or you could do circles while she tries to rush home, try to walk a perfect circle and make her walk quick in the circle and don't let her trot.
Corporal likes this.
     
    05-21-2013, 08:26 PM
  #26
Trained
I would only let her trot or canter on the way out; never on the way home. I would walk the whole way home. I never feed or treat the horse as soon as we get home. When I was a kid, I used to feed my pony as soon as we got back, and she wanted to run home. She was terrible.

My horse was much like your horse. I was determined to ride her on a loose rein. So for the whole ride it went like this. Loose rein. Go too fast. Pull back and slow her down. Loose rein. Over and over. For a year. Now she gets it. She doesn't jig at all.

Another thing you might want to consider; the bitless bridle just may not be best for her. If she won't work politely on it, maybe it annoys her. I have had horses that hate them and would work quietly in a snaffle.
     
    05-28-2013, 11:06 PM
  #27
Weanling
Well to keep you guys posted, I went trail riding yesterday night and tonight all by myself and she was walking home just how I wanted, not too slow, not too fast, it was very relaxing and I liked it that way. This was also a test to see how she behaved alone and much much better than when riding with other people!

I don't have anything else right now to ride with and I can't put a bit I just got her checked by the vet to give her vaccines and she has one wolf tooth...i don't have the budget right now to get it removed so until then ill ride with my bitless, I have ridden in it for a year now.
     
    06-01-2013, 11:41 PM
  #28
Foal
Whenever I trail ride, the horses always get excited to go back to the barn, so when we're about 3/4 of the way back, we turn them around and walk a ways back down the trail, so they think they're not done. If you do that a few times, they won't know when they're actually going back. I always like to walk back, because horses always get excited to get back to their herd.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Barrel Saddle...... Are they good for general riding, trail/pleasure riding ? nyg052003 Horse Tack and Equipment 7 10-24-2012 09:24 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0