Posted 03 August 2008 - 04:25 PM
I wanted to work on teaching my horse a good solid stop but came to realize obviously you can't teach him that if he doesn't use his hind end correctly! So, I have started lunging him with a surcingle and side reins. Yesterday he did absolutely amazing!!! At first he was trotting with his head high in the air but once I tightened the side reins it took him a few times with me saying "Relax...." and "Relax your neck..." every once in a while he really did come into the nicest frame I've ever seen him in. It almost brought tears to my eyes because he looked very graceful! But, I wanted to know when I'm not lunging him how can I teach him how to use his hind quarters effectively while riding him? I was thinking a german martingale? Then once we get him using his hindend, how do I go about getting a good solid stop.
I remember at this barn once I was lunging this lady's horse for her (since she asked) and I'm telling you when I told that horse 'whoa' he litterly planted his back feet into the dirt and whoaed. He even squared up when he relaxed, I was impressed!
Edited by xcanchaserchicx, 03 August 2008 - 04:27 PM.
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