The Horse Forum banner
bending
1-20 of 24 Results
  1. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    Hi! I recently started leasing a feisty pony who has come a long way already. A small problem I am trying to tackle right now is her downward transitions. I know that getting a good transition takes time and lots of practice, but I am concerned with her habit of locking her jaw. She mostly does...
  2. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I'm sorry if the title was kind of vague. Navigator has always been a little stiff to the left, even after a good long warm up he will be more resistant right than left. I know that changing his bit is not going to be the key to solving this problem, but I was wondering if it could help him...
  3. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    so about 9 months ago i bought a pony . Hes about 14.1 and a complete and utter jumper, he gets around a meter course with me no bother. Hes 9 and experienced not green. The Thing is he hasnt alot of flat work done. Before we got him he was used just for hunter trails . Ive been looking into...
  4. English Riding
    Hello! Looking for help on breaking a bad habit. When I'm riding on a circle and asking the horse to bend, I can't stop myself from using my outside rein to steer towards the rail. I know that tells the horse the exact opposite, contrasting what my inside leg is asking for. It's really...
  5. Dressage
    My pony is very supple on his left rein but really struggles doing things like circles etc on his left rein! We have been doing bending exercises on the ground to get him stretching but I need some new things that can be done whilst riding in our school which is pretty small! Any suggestions...
  6. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    I have a 4 yo Mustang gelding that I purchased about 3 mo ago. He was pulling on me quite a bit and fussy with his bit, tossing his head, trying to chew on reins, etc. I finally found a bit he likes and we've been working and he's doing great. However when he gets cranky and wants to do other...
  7. Rider Wellness
    Okay so I recently fractured my patella lifting hay :oops:. Thankfully the patella itself did not break, but the cartilage and bone underneath it was shaved off and went into my calf muscle. I had surgery and have my exercises to do before I get into physical therapy but I need a bit of help...
  8. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    I just bought a horse who has an amazingly smooth canter on his right. However on his left, he only gets it about 20% of the time.My trainer said it's probably because he has bad balance. I've been doing flexibility and bending exercises, but I would love to know some more, and what you guys...
  9. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    Hey everyone. So I'm here asking for a bit of advice from any of you who might know how to help me with this. I have a seven year old quarter horse that I purchased last summer and who was strictly ridden in draw reins or a martingale. I noticed there is a LOT of tension in his neck, and there...
  10. English Riding
    I struggle with getting my 10 y/o QH gelding to bend. We'll get it, but a few strides later we'll lose it. Any tips? Thanks!
  11. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    Hi all! I was told that my horse needs to work on bending in the corners. He is currently very stiff and I would like to fix this. However...I'm not sure how. I've never had to train a horse before, so I'm pretty stumped. How can I teach him this? Thanks!! :-)
  12. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    Lets say Ive done my two courses for my division. We are talking at a show, and we'll use 2' as an example, but it doesn't matter. I'm now going into my flat classed. My horse, Cowboy, has a really good bend at the trot, but not canter.Do I go ahead and put him in a bend for my flat class? Or no?
  13. Horse Riding Critique
    I have literally not been on here in forever. Anyways, Penny and I have been working on bending and turning her, and keeping her straight to the jumps because she is a 15.2 ****y mare that doesn't like to listen. =) Anyways, here is my video. Don't critique her, just me please. =D Thanks!
  14. English Riding
    My eventer, who was always able to bend nicley and be on the bit well, had a few weeks off from a cut on her leg. Since I have been working her again, she is very stiff. I know it will just take time, but does anyone have any suggestions for helping her supple up a bit?
  15. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    So my pony Jillian and I have been working together for a couple years. She has always had a problem with not bending, but now she has started to get worse. She comes off of the track and sticks her belly to the inside and he head to the outside. No amount of leg will get her to go back to the...
  16. English Riding
    Yeah I know, I am posting another thread about an hour later... but this is another thing that has been bothering me besides the saddle-fitting thing. Well, here's my story. Pluto's right lead is very stiff right now, so he doesn't like to pick it up right now. For him to pick it up, I lift my...
  17. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    My horse is really stiff going right. He makes a fuss when i ask him to bend around the corner and ends up moving with almost straight legs. He is fine going left. Are there any exercises i can do with him to get him to bend more and be more comfortable?
  18. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    I have a ten year old ottb who is wonderful, but very stiff to the left :cry: we are going to our first event in september and need help getting him "UN STIFF" :lol: thanks
  19. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    Ok, so here is a thread I really need some good answers on! My horse was never really taught to bend which causes a lot of issues. He can't preform circles correctly and smooth turns. When we are on the rail He bends his neck to the outside and I don't know how to get him straight. Or if we are...
  20. Horse Training & behavioral problems
    My horse is a 5 year old and I have been having problems getting him to keep his head down on the bit, and it is only with trotting. When trotting to the left, with suppling he will usually bend and keep his head down. To the right, he is constantly tossing his head up and will not go down on...
1-20 of 24 Results
Top