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post #1 of 2 Old 05-07-2020, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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English showmanship

I was going to do a showmanship class for 4H this year, but when practicing some of the routines, my pony always breaks the trot going around corners if I don't give her enough encouragement. I click and use a dressage whip to keep her going, but she just stops and holds her head up in an "I don't want to" sort of way. I turn wide too, and she is good otherwise.
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post #2 of 2 Old 05-07-2020, 10:55 PM
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Does she exhibit this same behavior all the time or just as your practice routines? You could try trotting laps around the exterior of your arena.
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4-h , in hand , routine , showmanship , stubborn horse

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