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  1. Horse Training
    After 20 years with the same sweet QH, I have purchased a new mare. She's a 16 year old QH mare and her only negative is the speed of her lope. SHE SHOOTS LIKE A CANNON! (And doesn't tire out) I believe she was barrel raced hard before I bought her (not sure as she is a rescue) because she...
  2. Horse Training
    So my horse, Reggie (in my photos), has a problem with bucking in the lope. The weird thing is, he only bucks in an arena. He rides wonderfully out on roads and trails and even bareback! But, the second he steps foot into our arena, he wants to go-go-go and throw in a little buck when he does...
  3. Horse Training
    I have had a young mare for almost a year now and have been showing her western pleasure, horsemanship, HUS and equitation. I noticed that when I first got her she favored one side at the lope (the left). I figured her muscles hadn't developed as much in one leg than the other. It has been...
  4. Horse Training
    My Gelding and I have been working aimlessly at his lope for a month so far. He'll pick it up on command now and he's at the speed of a canter. However, in the last few days his leads have been awful. He keeps picking up the wrong lead. He use to pick it up no problem in his strong direction...
  5. Western Pleasure
    My pony is very relaxed (definitely not lazy, but chill) and just pretty decent at western pleasure because of that. He is bred for WP, but I can't seem to get him to hold his head low at a lope. I know he can do it, because at a walk he has a good, very slightly above level headset but he...
  6. Western Pleasure
    There is a little quarter horse that i ride at my barn and he is usually a good horse, but whenever you give him any leg pressure or voice cues to get him to go faster he drops his head and pins his ears straight back. He will trot reluctantly but with his ears pinned back the whole time. But...
  7. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Ok, so I have read and watched dozens of information blurbs about what you have to do to your horse, yet I believe it's never what you do to your horse it's what you can do for your horse. Is there a specific body movement or leg position I can try? Thanks again!
  8. Western Riding
    I'm sorry if this sounds like a dumb question, but when cueing for a walk, what exactly do you want to do with your legs? Same for a lope? Can someone break it down it for me. Rather than going from a trot to a lope, I need to go back and retrain myself and my horse. I want to be able to cue...
  9. Western Pleasure
    Alright so all I have ever done is small shows and im starting to move up to bigger and better things. As I get into the more competitive side of the horse world im noticing the horses who keep beating me have nicer lopes. They all reach nicely under themselves and their power is driven from the...
  10. Horse Training
    Hello! I have a problem, I have been working with my 5 year old paint gelding to prepare him for the county fair horse show, and he refuses to lope. He has only been shown in walk trot classes until this year. I have tried used the corners of the arena, squeezing, giving him more rein, vocal...
  11. Horse Training
    Hello everyone, I have a 9 year old mare who's coming along on all three gaits but the transition from lope to trot is horrible. She goes from a decent lope to trot, trot, trot and I haven't been able YET to figure out how to help her make the transition better. Any advice??? Thanks :D
  12. Horse Training
    I was at my trainer's for a week of training. We worked on numerous things including leads and flying lead changes. My horse, Autumn, picked up her left lead and did "the most beautiful flying lead changes I've seen in years!" (According to my trainer.) That was 2 weeks ago. Now I can't even get...
  13. Horse Training
    I recently starting leasing a Paint mare to help get my seat back in time for the arrival of my new "green" horse and I have run in to some weird problems that I have never encountered in any horse I have worked with before. She has the most AWFUL, rough, stompy canter/lope, I don't think the...
  14. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Wow, well after being told since October that I would be able to get on my recently broken mare soon, today I finally got on her. Even though it was on a lunge rope, I walked and jogged her both sides and she was amazing (too wet to lope her)! She has a lovely calm walk and THE most amazing jog...
  15. Horse Training
    I have a 4 year old arabian gelding who is a great horse, although, he's young and can be ignorant. :wink: When i got him, he had been to at least 4 different homes, he didn't have hardly any training. So here I am, training the horse myself. But for a 4 year old he has great manners. Anyways...
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