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  1. General Riding queries
    For the past few rides, my mare has decided she suddenly doesn't want to circle before pole/barrel runs. She will do just about anything to get out of it. As soon as I get her to trot and even so much as tip her head she freaks. She pulls through the bit, dead stops, half rears or baby bucks and...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I bought my 16 year old gelding a month ago and am working on ground work because he is underweight and seems uncomfortable when ridden. My issue is that he wants to be on top of me - he does hind end circles fine, but when I ask him to step out and circle me to either side, he kind of...
  3. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 6yr old gelding that is ready for Advanced/beginners training, he knows walking and trotting and some jumping, he has cantered. But we have two problems.:-( 1- He stops at the curves of our "arena" (a flat piece of land). I think the piece is a 50ftx60ft, and I think its too small for...
  4. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I've been working on maneuvering at the lope (me and my boy are rusty - especially me since I'm still learning) and I've been noticing that he doesn't (with me anyway) like to turn at the lope. We did large circles today and whenever we got to the turning part of the circle (close to the arena...
  5. English Riding Queries & Discussions
    Okay, when I do a circle in trot or canter, I lean into it so my body is slanted. Like some force from the centre of the circle is pulling me in. It looks like I'm trying to make the circle myself, when I should be sitting straight. Any ideas on how to fix it?
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