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Any standardbred owners out there? My mare sometimes paces the last little bit before a jump, my coach said it because she may have been unbalanced at the canter and the pace is a more comfortable and balanced gait at the moment for her and maybe that's why. She is off the track doesn't pace other than that anymore, any ways I can help her? Would be awesome do to some hunter training but we've got to get ur basics first starting with this ANY ADVICE HELPS THANKS :)
I'm re-training an ex-racehorse. He's absolutey amazing!!! Love him to death and he works hard for me. The only problem I have with him is related to his wolf teeth which are being removed next week. But after those teeth are out, I'll really be working the trot. But his trot is horrendous. He's all over the place. How do I even it out???
I have been riding my mare for a couple months now. I have gotten her to carry her head nicely and now we are starting to jump. She slows down after awhile but she still likes to rush even through ground poles. Would a martingale help? Or what else can I do? I have tried drills, I am thinking about trying to lunge her before I ride her to see if it helps. Thoughts?
I really could use some help. I've noticed a new problem while ridding my horse. She never used to do this but now she has started to swing her hip out to the right all the time while I ride. Doesn't matter if she is walking or cantering or trotting, her hip is always swinging out to the right. And only the right! If I try to push her hindquarters back over with the right leg she swings her hindquarters out MORE! If I try to use the right hand to block her from going over to the right she freaks out and starts swinging her head around and then tries to rear. This never used to be a problem! And I've noticed that she tends to do it more when going to the left with a left flextion. I know its not a chiropractic problem because we had a chiropractor work on her about a week ago. I'd just like to know what kinds of things I may be able to try to see if she will stop.
Do you think if I got those boots for Dallas's back feet, would I be able to jump her? She's got sliding plates, and I'm not really willing to take them off, and of course jumping with them on is a terrible idea.. I kind of want to get back into jumping, and she's the only horse I can really do it on (My english horse is still to young to jump, just barely started riding her anyways!).