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  • Lowering a horses headset
  • Lowering headset at the lope

 
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    08-31-2011, 06:26 PM
  #1
Foal
WP Headset

I show my horse in English Pleasure, and he usually has his head up. But I am wanting to try WP next year, and I will only be walking/trotting this winter (indoor is to small to lope in) so I want to teach him the headset. How can I do that?
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    08-31-2011, 08:02 PM
  #2
Foal
What do you mean when yo say 'teach him the headset'?
     
    08-31-2011, 08:05 PM
  #3
Foal
Lower his head for WP classes.
     
    08-31-2011, 08:19 PM
  #4
Foal
Oh, okaay! That takes a little work. How used to riding with a loose rein are you?
     
    08-31-2011, 08:26 PM
  #5
Foal
I always ride with a loose rein .
     
    08-31-2011, 08:37 PM
  #6
Foal
Alright, that might make it easier. You just have to work on relaxation and keeping your horses head low. I always hated pleasure, but it's a good skill to have. I don't know what your horses attitude is like, but if he's really quiet it should be easy. Do ride western often?
     
    08-31-2011, 08:42 PM
  #7
Foal
He is extremely quiet. I do about once a week.
     
    08-31-2011, 08:45 PM
  #8
Foal
It should be fairly easy then. I would just really concentrate on relaxation, and getting him to lower his head
     
    08-31-2011, 08:50 PM
  #9
Foal
Okay! Thank you.
     
    08-31-2011, 08:52 PM
  #10
Foal
Also, he doesn't have a mane or tail, should I put mane and tail extentions on him?
     

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