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  1. Horse Training
    Hey, My new horse just will not listen to leg aids, if say he will drift off to the right and I put my right leg on, he will do nothing and not respond in anyway. Same goes with canter, I can't get him to canter left or right. Does anyone have any exersizes that I could do to make him responsive...
  2. English Riding
    I'm new to this forum, so please bare with me haha. Basically I've been learning how to canter for over a year now, and I am still terrible at it.. I just can't seem to keep my leg on when the pony is in the canter, and the pony always breaks into a trot while I'm halfway around the arena. My...
  3. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    I've recently switched barns and my new instructor has picked up on a few of my bad habits. I ride English. 1) My legs flap a little when I'm not focussing really hard, how can I make my legs stay still? 2) My right leg gets too far back, and I have real trouble making it stay more forward...
  4. Dressage
    Hellloooooo fellow dressage experts, hahah I feel quite stupid because up until yesterday, I always had regular w/t/c lessons, so just 'kick kick kick' and all that. Yesterday I got moved up a group (Others were a tad more experienced but I didn't slow the lesson down), and the trainer is a...
  5. Horse Training
    Hey horse people, so I'm a relative beginner, and well, I was used to a very sensitive zangershiede, a mare I first rode on. Now that I moved, the stables I ride at have very.. Insensitive horses. My instructor tells me I have to kick harder, however I was never taught to kick yet squeeze, but...
  6. Horse Training
    Hi! We bought an old show gelding a year ago. He is great, but he has had problems in the past of getting very anxious after loping. He wasn't hot or ill tempered, but he would just become too sensitive to leg cues and want to lope. A year later, we find that he is getting worse with his...
  7. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    So lately I've been back to riding my old pony, Jillian. We are a great pair but she's very strong headed and always does the little pony tricks (i.e. bulging out on turns to avoid using her body), but the problem is not that she does it (it's just her personality to test the rider), it's that I...
  8. Horse Training
    ... I definitely wouldn't say Specs is dead to the leg, because he's really sensitive about the stuff that he understands (like tapping/squeezing his sides lightly to 'go'), most of the time I can just use my seat to change his speed, but he just doesn't understand leg aids enough for my taste...
  9. English Riding
    I used to go riding for a few years then a had a break and now I'm coming back to it. They used to put me on easier horses before but now that I'm older they are putting me and harder horses and I'm finding it really hard to get them into canter. My instructor said its to do with my leg...
  10. English Riding
    I have been doing dressage for about a year now, and the one thing that has consistently stayed the same is that I still use my hands to move around the ring. My trainer is always telling me to use my legs first. But i'm really having trouble with getting any response from my horse when I use...
  11. Horse Training
    I'm not sure how to explain this precisely, but I'll give it my best shot. Rainy is 5, had only had 30 days training when I got her, and then it was just me and my instructor doing our best. She's definitely come far, but now that we're past her bucking tantrums and she's started to listen more...
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