Originally Posted by dashforcache
you must have posted this right as I was making my post because I never even saw it lol. In the vid it looks like you utilize your hands the same way I do so that makes me happy because I really had to work hard to fix my hands with my horse.
I will definitely work on the ground with flexing her head, I do that with my gelding as well, just was wondering if anyone had any other excersises. She is a very finicky horse. She's definitely going to keep me busy, she has some type of issue from the moment you tie her up to the moment you get off her.one things it doesn't seem like she does though gape her mouth.
With my gelding I can lightly one hand his head back into position with her it seems like someone has done the see saw thing becasue if I lift and drive she gets mad because of my leg but if I just lift she does nothing and as an experiment I did the back and forth with 2 hands and she dropped her head with no issues. I have only ridden her a few times so I am still getting to know her.
Ya, I am wondering if becasue of her not accepting leg if someone has stayed in her mouth more for what ever reason and that's where she's getting issues with having a hard mouth? She was put out at pasture most of the summer then they decided the one daughter wanted to take her to a show and never really rode her much before hand so when she got her in the ring she didn't behave very well obviously and one of her things was the girl had spurs on and anytime she felt the spur she tried to buck so I made her take the spur off and she was a bit better but the mare is a lot of horse and the girl isn't that experienced so she was pretty angry and i'm wondering if she just started using too much hand because of the leg resistance.
With the turns, I know when I ride reiners I lift with my inside rein and push with my outside leg in order to lift the inside shoulder in corners...is this what you mean?
I guess it could be my cues but I really don't think so, she is the same with anyone who rides her. I didn't really think that WP was that complicated, but I never competed in WP. I've done reining, English pleasure, H/J and the closest thing to WP is a combo class where you have to switch from EP to WP but there really isn't many ppl in my area that teach WP and I really don't know if I want to pay for lessons on this horse, i'm just riding her for a friend because she doesn't get any excersise but I like to fix problems with horses and she has so many so was wanting some suggestions. Thank you. You saidit's normal for them to bring their hip in at the canter, how much is normal? She really brings her hip in a lot.
Ok, I ride differently than you. I ride off my inside leg more and outside leg less. For lift in the shoulder, I pick up my inside rein and add inside leg. Almost like a counter arc. (it moves the shoulder over and up, and the hip in) If the horse doesnt respond, I will correct using an outside leg to get their hip in.
In the circles, I do the same, inside rein and inside leg keep the horse very flexable and over bending through the turn. The focus is on the horse learning to maintain balance and build strength. triplembwp-"
Hip in" should be a cue, not a way of going. In order to pick up a lead, the gait needs to start in the hind end. So, you use outside leg and move their hip in to cue for a lead.
It can also be a training tool to teach a horse to engage it's hindquarters, and drive forward. BUT it is not and should not be a way of going. If a horse maintains a two-track around the pen, it is over canted. It will bog a horse down and and sacrifice the gait when over used.