First do it sitting not rising.
Sit is so difficult for me right now since I have a weak core and he has a lofty trot. But I will work on this for sure! I do breif moments during our regular work out's - I usually do it along the long sides of the wall and then I have to break, and his topline is virtually non existant, so I don't want my fat *** weighing it down - LOL. But this will give me a great opportunity to do Shoulder In while doing my sitting trot along the long side of the wall.
Second don't pull in his head as there should not be that much bend in his neck, The shoulder in starts from the OUTSIDE rein. You are opening the outside rein but it should be against his neck so by opening the outside rein and pulling the inside you will get him crooked in the body and noticibly in the head/poll.
The outside rein and outside leg initiates the shoulder in with virtually NO movement of the inside rein at all.
Ok! That makes sense, thank you for explaining that to me. So I am going to ask for his body to bend around my inside leg?
What I've been doing is asking for the movement you would for a 1/2 pass - opening up both my outside aids, and asking for the cross over with my inside leg.
Ooops! Good to know!
So I just want the shoulder to move, nothing else. Oooh boy...Nelson's going to be irritated with me tonight! ROFL! This is going to take alot of effort on my part to get this right! Poor Nelson......he's probobly wondering what the smeg it is I am doing...hahaha.
Thank Goodness for friends like you to grab my shoulders and turn me in the right direction with a bit of a shake.
he looks fantastic!
Thanks ReiningGirl! We are both a work in progress. We have a long way to go, but he's come such a long way as it is since January.
I have his face stuffed in a round bale during his day turn out, and friends at the barn are sure to throw hay in his stall during the night when I am not there.
He is on 2 pounds of Purina Senior and 2 pounds of Purina Ultium, plus suppliments. He is also now on digestive suppliments through SmartPak Equine to help repair is digestive tract from the severe colic he had.
1 day at a time. He still has NO muscle, and needs to gain alot more weight, but he's looking better everyday in compareson to what he looked like in Jan. Eish.....he looked horrible in Jan.