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        04-10-2012, 09:12 PM
    Hmmm... Usually I do circles and pull up on the inside rein while pushing with my inside leg to get him to balance out. Try to focus on pushing him onto that back hind leg. I'll then use my outside leg a little behind to push his butt in.

    I also like to do a lot of backing up, rollbacks, and pivots. Work on the straight and then choose one of these when he starts to get heavy, and at all gaits. The focus is on him getting that rounded topline and getting over his haunches.

    Then I will do a lot of two-tracking and transition work. Once you've gotten good at the sidepass, pick up the inside and push the shoulder out while pushing the butt in. Getting him to bend his body and use that back end will help.

    I will also employ a lot of fast trotting and sidepass. Fast trotting will help build muscle mass, especially if you keep him up in a loose frame and focus on collected, floaty strides. Half passing at the trot will help him balance.

    Hope this helps. :)
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        04-20-2012, 02:24 AM
    Very cute.

    Have fun with him, he looks like a trustworthy type.

    Any horse is good enough to do something, whether or not you get to the level you're thinking is another thing.

    He has hardly no hind end, which bothers me.. I love to see a solid build WP horse.. none of this tb-y type that is around at the moment!

    Without sounding mean, in your last video you posted, what exactly are you doing with your hands? .. I'm curious :)
        04-20-2012, 01:29 PM
    Im not any of the people in the videos, so I don't know.
    Ill get a video me riding. He's actually a great ride and is in my trainers oppinion better than her 10k horse. O.o She keeps telling me how great he is. He hasnt been worked in almost a year and he's soncalm and willing.

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