Off the track thoroughbred Horse trainer.
Kingsland Comportement du cheval
Any tips for bathing a horse who hates water? Since we dont have wash stalls at my barn, she moves to get away of the water.
hey try turning the water pressure down and starting from her hooves and gradually work your way up her body. also maybe teaching her to stand on the ground might be helpful.
My horse has really high withers, and is very jerky to ride especially in trot. Are there any ways to help accomodate this and help him feel more comfortable?
hey. make sure your saddle is fitted properly you can also get special half pads that will help keep the pressure off the wither. horses have many pressure points in their wither so if the saddle is fitting properly. thicker saddle blankets with more puff my also help
Oliver is an off the track throughbreed and can only correctly pick up one lead, the other he will pick up the wrong lead and then when I ask for the correct lead, Bucks.
Hey unfortunately ex racehorses commonly have this problem as the gain more muscle on the side the were raced on. i agree with getting the physio to have a look. try over exaggerating your transition and opening the inside reign a little bit, asking on a circle will help as well. try and ignore the bucks as this might be his way of saying he doesn't know what your asking or is in pain. best of luck. racehorses take a lot of time and patients so remember that when schooling.
Excises and tips for helping to balance a young horse?
Young horses tend to be quite sensitive, As they are still figuring out where their own legs are. try when your ride looking over the outside ear it will keep you balanced even when the horse isn't, encouraging your horse to flex his neck to the outside will stop him from falling in and being unbalanced. And of coarse lots of riding so he gets a chance to be more relaxed and figure out what your asking and how to balance himself.
Is the Mylar level 1 loose ring considered a soft bit? What is it usually used for? Any info on this bit would help! :))
Hey yes it is a soft bit because it doesn't have the nut cracker action like other snaffles. It can be used in any discipline but because it is a loose ring it can catch on the sides of your horses mouth so i would watch out for this. Hope that helps.
I have a combined test this weekend of dressage and jumping. I have a tendency to forget things when I'm nervous. What do you think is the best way to remember a dressage test?
i find walking on foot in your dressage arena helps to learn your test and also walking it on your horse. Just slows it down a bit.