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post #11 of 18 Old 05-20-2009, 11:38 PM
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It sounds to me as though you are being very resistant to any suggestions that have been made, so what do you expect us to tell you if everything we suggest is going to be shot down without a doubt?

Ground work always always always helps. A horse never stops needing any sort of ground work. Working on the ground is an excellent way of getting to know the horse better and vice versa. It will also give her a chance to possibly settle down and get more familiar with her surroundings without all of the extra stress of having a rider on her back.

Finally, when a horse throws its head up and is carrying its neck a stiff fashion, this does result in at least some degree of a hollow back. It's simply the way their muscles and anatomy works.
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You can try doing a true one rein stop to teach her to respect the bit. Did wonders for my horse.

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post #13 of 18 Old 05-20-2009, 11:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Eolith View Post
It sounds to me as though you are being very resistant to any suggestions that have been made, so what do you expect us to tell you if everything we suggest is going to be shot down without a doubt?
Nah she know how to fix it so why ask us.
She is on my ignore list, I have better things to do that waste my time here..
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post #14 of 18 Old 05-20-2009, 11:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Fire Eyes View Post
She doesn't so much bolt either, probably used the wrong word, but if you loosen the reins she speeds up. I don't think it's her training, supposedly she was a really good pony club horse. :/
As others have mentioned, it sounds like she needs more training.

BOLT= A sudden movement toward or away.
bolt - definition of bolt by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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post #15 of 18 Old 05-21-2009, 12:41 AM
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Maybe, as others have said try a martangale. If that doesn't work tel us & we'll try think of another option :) good luck & im sorry about the girl, thats really sad
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post #16 of 18 Old 05-21-2009, 01:40 AM
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Any horse that puts their head in the position you say this horse does IS hollowing her back.

A dropped noseband or flash will help with the open mouth and ensure the bit is secure and not moving around.

You need to go back to the very basics and start with ground work on the lunge with side reins.
I agree, fully.

Go back to basics. Using added tack may help with lessening what she is doing , but they are not designed to actually solve the horses problems. If you really want to figure out why this horse is behaveing this way,....and you know its not pain, then the next step is training. And all training should begin with the basics.
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post #17 of 18 Old 05-21-2009, 02:26 AM
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Just to clarify what we mean by round and hollow, complete with pictures! Yay! Everyone loves pictures!

This is a horse I would pin as "round"; its hind end is moving up and under it, and it is off the forehand. The neck is in nice line with the back. Although the horse's nose is slightly behind the vertical I think it is an okay example; Spyder is more than welcome to step in here with a better picture, this is the first image google search I could find.

Here is a horse travelling "hollow" - see how its head and neck are high and his back is dipped down? A horse can't carry its back rounded when its head and neck flip up like this.

Perhaps that will help you understand where some of the posters are coming from :)
My suggestion is the same as Iridehorses; there's probably a hole in the horse's training somewhere, where the horse won't accept bit contact properly.
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This thread is closed.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

It's not always what you say but what they hear.
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