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post #111 of 124 Old 12-08-2009, 09:35 PM
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post #112 of 124 Old 12-08-2009, 09:36 PM
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Once again. Amazing :) So do you think that practicing stopping and going is a good place to start? Before collection, I mean?

Unless you have your horse soft enough to stop lightly with vertical flexion you won't have a chance at collection so you should definitely get a workable stop first.

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I called HC (a forum) a name. Not a poster.

Thanks, Kevin. I've been working with Cricket on stopping and she's been doing fabulous. I'm really excited actually :) It's amazing how just a few minutes of dedicated time can really.. help!

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post #114 of 124 Old 12-08-2009, 09:42 PM
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Yeah, I'll be the first to admit that I got a little wrapped up in the drama. I'm sorry.

Wild-spot, you gotta do what you gotta do, I was trying to be very general about the whole tie down thing. Didn't mean to aim anything at you or hotrod or anyone specifically. I think if it works for you, then there is nothing wrong with it. As I said in a general way and maybe a little more specifically toward game riders I don't agree with tie downs. What you use at home, and what works for you is what you need to use.

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post #116 of 124 Old 12-08-2009, 11:17 PM
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I PERSONALLY would never use a tie down as I think they are a cover up, But whatever floats your boat! If any one would like some advice on avoiding the tie down (like not having to use one) I have a little.

I would try counter bending, flexion, use a longer rein and even take your horse out of the ring for a while, go with friends on a trail ride or down to the beach anything to relax your horse and in turn your horse will start to bring down his head. If you are not able to go to the beach, trails, river ect. Try doing trail courses and horsemanship patterns instead of always running the barrels/poles or round and round and round in the ring! Do some spirals, as in: Start with a large circle and slowly work down until you are doing roll backs/spins. If you don't feel comfortable riding without a tie down feel free to ride with one to start with one and slowly work it out of your tack room, you could even ask a experienced rider to ride your horse if you are nervous. If you are in a regular lesson program ask you trainer to show you collection (unless you already know ) that will help my overal advive would be: Relax take it a step down, alow your horse to do the right thing. Horses are sensitive and smart creatures, if you are a barrel/poles rider (or any event really) flexion will help aswell as counter bending. If you would like to you can take your horse for walks and bonding, bond with your horse show him that you are on his back to hurt him but on his back to hang with him and love him your horse will appreciate it!!

PLEASE DO NOT BASH THIS AS IT IS ONLY MY OPINION and it really does help me. I hope it helps some other people aswell. I do not want anyone hurt I only want to help.
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post #117 of 124 Old 12-08-2009, 11:29 PM
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I would try counter bending, flexion, use a longer rein and even take your horse out of the ring for a while, go with friends on a trail ride or down to the beach anything to relax your horse and in turn your horse will start to bring down his head. If you are not able to go to the beach, trails, river ect. Try doing trail courses and horsemanship patterns instead of always running the barrels/poles or round and round and round in the ring! Do some spirals, as in: Start with a large circle and slowly work down until you are doing roll backs/spins. If you don't feel comfortable riding without a tie down feel free to ride with one to start with one and slowly work it out of your tack room, you could even ask a experienced rider to ride your horse if you are nervous. If you are in a regular lesson program ask you trainer to show you collection (unless you already know ) that will help my overal advive would be: Relax take it a step down, alow your horse to do the right thing. Horses are sensitive and smart creatures, if you are a barrel/poles rider (or any event really) flexion will help aswell as counter bending. If you would like to you can take your horse for walks and bonding, bond with your horse show him that you are on his back to hurt him but on his back to hang with him and love him your horse will appreciate it!!
Good advice!

My only problem is I already do all this with my pony :]

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post #118 of 124 Old 12-08-2009, 11:31 PM
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It works for some and id say its worth a try anyways there would be no harm in it!
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post #119 of 124 Old 12-08-2009, 11:37 PM
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Haha I just re-read this and noticed quite a few spelling errors sorry for the double post!!




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I PERSONALLY would never use a tie down as I think they are a cover up, But whatever floats your boat! If any one would like some advice on avoiding the tie down (like not having to use one) I have a little.

I would try counter bending, flexion, use a longer rein and even take your horse out of the ring for a while, go with friends on a trail ride or down to the beach anything to relax your horse and in turn your horse will start to bring down his head. If you are not able to go to the beach, trails, river ect. Try doing trail courses and horsemanship patterns instead of always running the barrels/poles or round and round and round in the ring! Do some spirals, as in: Start with a large circle and slowly work down until you are doing roll backs/spins. If you don't feel comfortable riding without a tie down feel free to ride with one to start with and slowly work it out of your tack room, you could even ask a experienced rider to ride your horse if you are nervous. If you are in a regular lesson program ask you trainer to show you collection (unless you already know ) that will help. My overal advive would be: Relax take it a step down, allow your horse to do the right thing. Horses are sensitive and smart creatures, if you are a barrel/poles rider (or any event really) flexion will help aswell as counter bending to turn tight around those barrels or poles. If you would like to you can take your horse for walks and bonding, bond with your horse show him that you are on his back not to hurt him but on his back to hang with him and love him your horse will appreciate it!!

PLEASE DO NOT BASH THIS AS IT IS ONLY MY OPINION and it really does help me. I hope it helps some other people aswell. I do not want anyone hurt I only want to help.
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post #120 of 124 Old 12-09-2009, 02:01 PM
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No offense taken :)

I know everyone has an opinion.
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