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        10-10-2013, 12:01 PM
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    Foal
    Turning while loping/cantering

    Hey guys! It's been awhile since I've posted anything! Anyways,I need some help. Last Saturday,I brought my 3 horses home. Yesterday I rode my 11y/o gelding in the big field that isn't quite ready for the horses to go in (don't worry they're in the smaller field now). We loped,almost galloped down the fence row,but when it came to turning he slowed down to a trot,and it was a fairly wide turn. He's never liked going faster than a slow trot in a round pen,should I be worried,or does he just need a bit more training? Thanks guys!
         
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        10-10-2013, 12:40 PM
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    Trained
    It's worth a shot having him chiropracted or looked at. What happens if you really drive hard into that turn, as in, keep using your legs and seat (Or even a crop) to keep him going? I've had some colts who don't like loping up in a circle and break to the trot. It's just because they aren't confident enough and are unbalanced. Of course though, if he's sore some place, that would explain it too.
         
        10-10-2013, 12:44 PM
      #3
    Foal
    Ok,thanks! He also needs trimmed,and he has one shoe still on,I think I'm going to keep him barefoot for the winter. The farrier might can come tomorrow or early next week. Do you think that will help?
         
        10-10-2013, 02:00 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    A trim will probably help, though most horses can hack in relative comfort without perfect feet.
         
        10-11-2013, 04:20 PM
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    Trained
    Agreed there.

    I'd give it a go, and see what happens.
         
        10-17-2013, 11:59 AM
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    Foal
    I pulled the shoe off last weekend and the farrier said he'd be come this Saturday
         
        10-17-2013, 12:04 PM
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    Super Moderator
    It sounds as if he lost impulsion when you asked him to slow for the turn - that is more of a collection issue.
    You might be asking for 'slow' down with your hands but your legs still have to ask the horse to move forwards into the bridle so it will shorten its stride to maintain balance but not drop out of canter because it loses 'energy' in its quarters
         

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