Discussion in 'Horse Training' started by Sierra Frantz, Jan 26, 2019.
And a chiro, dentist, saddle fitter, trainer, shaman,and of course essential oils.
You forgot Acupuncture, PEMF, BEMER, quality farrier and a massage.
Wait, I’m supposed to have a Shaman as well? Shoot I knew I was missing something
Nobody told you to give up. They told you to get a more secure seat before you ride speed events.
I agree with those who say not to ride speed events until your seat is more secure.
You need to get your seat more secure, just for basic safety.
That means longeing lessons, rider exercises - hard work. Frequent lessons. Developing your leg strength, developing your balance by doing leg lifts, arm circles, etc. Then you have to go back to the situation where the problem occurs and learn to react to it faster, feel the horse preparing to turn BEFORE he turns, and block it, punish it, and turn him the other way.
You ALWAYS turn a horse back away from the way he dodged to. You never keep turning him so he now faces the way you want him to go.
Say you're circling to the left(clockwise).
The horse suddenly veers right. TURN HIM BACK TOWARD THE LEFT.
DO NOT continue to turn him to the right, even if by doing so you can get him eventually pointed in the direction you want. Always turn him back AGAINST the way he dodged out. And punish him. Do NOT pull back or back him up. Make him go forward quicker or double him(turn him sharply, quickly to the left).
The problem is that you're not preventing the horse from dodging out. If you don't 'close the door,' eventually the horse will dodge the other way. You aren't feeling when the horse is preparing to turn the other way, and blocking him then.
That means you're probably riding with too much rein to steer, and not enough leg.
This is totally wrong, backwards.
You make the RIGHT thing easy and the WRONG thing hard. He wants to turn right, you keep him going in a circle to the right because that is his idea that you want to impress upon him was a BAD idea.
You never grab the horse up and FORCE him to go the way you want. It instills resentment, teaches NOTHING , puts the horse into a fight mode and you absolutely Can NOT out muscle a horse.
Always keep turning him the way he chose, urging him to turn tight and fast and after a few turns, stop, let him soak on that a minute, stand there, then ask him to walk off like nothing happened. Turning right when not asked to was NO fun.
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