Ruby Louis Jumping | 1 Question | 16 Answers

my horse is ottb and he likes to do the jig thing that racehorses do.
Do you know any tips on how to stop that ?

my horse is ottb and he likes to do the jig thing that racehorses do.
Do you know any tips on how to stop that ?
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Make sure you are breathing and relaxed. You can talk the horse or sing your abc's. Also when the horse jigs tell them that's not allowed by doing a more forceful half hault. You can also make the horse back when they jig to teach them it's not going to get them there any faster.
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he's hot. you need to sit back & relax. do things to keep his mind on you & make him think. don't lay on his mouth but keep a soft contact. sometimes raising your hands up a bit will help stop them from jigging.
Lunge him and make him stretch out...maybe use a training device
I worked with a pony who jigged awhile back, the best way to deal with it without disrupting her ongoing training was to ask her to halt whenever she jigged and back up a few steps. This made it clear that when moving forward, her only options were w/t/c. It also helped to reward her if the walked nicely, a "good girl" can go a long way.
The jig thing? I have an ottb and this sounds kinda stupid but what is that? 😂
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