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  1. Dressage
    now, first off let me say I LOVE my new trainer and it was a huge step to get her. my horse has had chronic back soreness that started with poor saddle fit months and months ago. after adjusting countless times, having the vet come out, several chiro appointments and enlisting a new farrier...
  2. Horse Training
    So I have just purchased a 7 year old TB mare who is quite green, trialled for racing and polo but wasn't suitable for either. Hasn't had much flatwork schooling. She has a lovely uphill canter but her trot needs a lot of work. So currently the way that she drops into the contact is with a very...
  3. Horse Training
    This is my first ever post!:D So, to start things off, I'm going to post some good advice I've been given about horses being on or off the bit!:wink: Educated Hands Often times riders are confused on how to tell when horses are off or on the bit. I understand, it can be complicated! But there's...
  4. Horse Training
    I'm having trouble understanding how to get a horse "on the bit." I have heard you are supposed to drive the horse with your legs into you hands, but quite frankly I don't see how that's physically possible. The horse doesn't exactly change length with the addition of leg unless they shove their...
  5. English Riding
    Hello, Im new to this forum and this is my first ask! So basically I wanted to know how you ASK a horse to work from behind and go on the bit with your hands/seat/legs. I ride a few horses at the moment, they know how to work on the bit and use there hind end correctly as ive seen other people...
  6. English Riding
    I recently began riding this horse after her main rider went away to college. It is rather difficult to bend her unless she is on the bit. I can bend her without her being on the bit, its just harder so i try to have her on the bit when we are working on something. The trouble is when i do get...
  7. Horse Training
    Hi There, So, here's my situation. I spent the last two years riding with an eventing trainer whom I really respected. I bought my horse a little over a year ago and, together, we've trained him through Novice level. Due to finances, I had to take a break from training and move Storm closer to...
  8. English Riding
    My trainer started having me ride in a bitless bridle. I have a harder time rounding my horse in the bitless, and I'm just thinking about the term "on the bit" and whether it can apply to riding in a bitless bridle. Any thoughts on maintaining connection and roundness in a bitless bridle? the...
  9. Barrel Racing
    Well i just started showing my new mare this year in the games, ( poles, barrels, jump figure 8, keyhole, stuff like that) I just started training her on them last year so for only a year of training she is doing pretty good but she is kinda starting to get to excited... When we go in i collect...
  10. Horse Training
    My dad's horse has had a lot of bad experiences. Firstly, my dad is not a very good rider and began having issues with his horse, Arrow, because he was giving him mixed signals and Arrow did not react well to this. At this point, Arrow and I got along great. He was very well trained and a...
  11. Horse Training
    View My Video He has come a very long way and I am so proud. Anyway, I see that he kind of "bobbles" in and out when on the bit. Will stillness of the head come as his neck muscles become stronger? Or is there something I'm doing wrong? Any help/suggestions are welcomed! Thank you.
  12. Horse Training
    He has come a very long way and I am so proud. Anyway, I see that he kind of "bobbles" in and out when on the bit. Will stillness of the head come as his neck muscles become stronger? Or is there something I'm doing wrong? Any help/suggestions are welcomed! Thank you.
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