Type: Posts; User: Huntin' Pony
Retread says, "Two things have to happen to increase feel" and gives two good concepts.
I would add that the indispensable factor is that the student has to WANT to find feel. For me, it's one...
Yep - had one like that, but without the complicating factor of blindness. In my case, the horse was ever so slightly hanging on the right rein. What fixed it was strengthening the left hind.
"Edit: it is side to side shaking. Similar to a dog shaking off water after a bath, but just her head shakes...."
OP: That could be good news in that it may not be the "syndrome." (Anyone had...
I agree with Laurierace. Unless (as with mine) the horse is fabulous in every other way, it's not something you want to undertake. Sounds like you have numerous other issues (some you know and...
Is your horse shaking her head vertically (nose towards chest then towards the sky) or sideways? From what I know (limited), the former is typical of the "head shaking syndrome." If she's...
Thankful for every:
day on the farm,
gentle breath on my face,
old friend munching hay,
and the rest of a lucky life.
Consider a Connemara. Talk to GAEventer.
There are quite a few. Horse training, rider training or both?
GLS - Is it really "kimblewick" in the UK? It's always been "kimberwick" in the US as far as I know (and I'm pretty old!).
A quick Google search turns up ads for "kimberwick" bits for sale in the...
I am assuming that your bit is two-rein so you don't have to use the leverage unless you need it (as with my Mikmar pelham). In that case, how about a longer shank?
Sounds like a weak ground. You need to find the wire that grounds the light (usually attached to a screw into the frame), take it loose, clean it and clean the area where it attaches. You could...
The book de-romanticizes one's interpretation of the horses' "intellect." Dr. Peters presents equine neurophysiology and explains what it means for horses' capabilities. The key point is...
Stephen Peters and Martin Black
I can think of two possible examples:
1) Horses that jump out of pastures to follow the fox hunt.
2) Outrider horses at point-to-point races (I tried this with my pony once and it was a little...
Semantics aside, I think we agree. And the horses don't care about the words after all :-)!
It's not that I think the microchips are harmful. I agree that there is enough of a track record to demonstrate that.
Yours is a good perspective and I agree that...
OP, you say, "But if it's not a performance, then what is it?
A horse and rider showing sure does seem to look like performance in both aspects of the definition of the word."
It all seems sad to me. People are required to put a permanent inorganic device into their horses' bodies because people can't be trusted to tell the truth and/or keep good records. Sad, sad, sad....
"Violins don't stop at oxers and flutes don't buck."
. . . and they don't save your #$%&^%$ either! Ever had one "find a fifth leg" or take you back to the ranch in a blinding snowstorm?
I've found that it doesn't matter much (although I do avoid fleece and the like). It's miserable until you get the clothes off and take a shower!
Pony them from another horse?
Sent you a PM.
I have those high-school customs too - and I am 57! I would not put zippers in them under any circumstances.
I spent a bundle on a pair of boots with zippers (not custom) and found...
As merrygoround said:
"The horse's outside hind initiates the canter."
And therein lies the other issue with canter aids - timing. Ideally, you need to ask when the horse's outside hind is in...