Alexandra Tremblay Jumping | 6 Questions | 22 Answers

How do I control a horse that pulls in my hands a lot and only thinks about speed ? Like he's always super heavy on the hands and when I put some tension, he doesn't respond well.

How do I control a horse that pulls in my hands a lot and only thinks about speed ? Like he's always super heavy on the hands and when I put some tension, he doesn't respond well.
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Lots of half halts and if that doesn't work I half completely and then rein back a few steps and wait a few seconds and go when I want to then continue but if she does it again WAM! I do t again until she listens to me? :))
Lots and lots of half halts. At this point however, he probably won't respond to half halts either. So something to remember is when a half halt doesn't work, do a full halt, because it's unacceptable for them to run through your hands. This problem is going to take a lot of time, ex. You may be just asking for halts in your rides for a few weeks. But he'll most likely get passed it with the right dedication
i rode a horse like that as well...it just took us some time to get used to each other and eventually we fell into a compromise and he learned to listen to my aids and i learned to get used to the weight of his head, though some may have opposing views on letting him carry himself on my hands i felt that was the best for us since he was so used to that...by the point that a year had passed when i was riding him he carried himself and responded very well to my leg and there was no more relying on my hands to hold him up...it's a long process but a worth full one, if you aren't looking for a fast solution
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