Im 17, ive grown up with horses. I want to have a career in equine sports and i hope to have a full and exciting life ahead of me
How do I lengthen and shorten my strides at canter and trot?
You use your hips to control the canter. So for a shorter stride youll make the circle smaller and for a longer stride you make the cirle larger but keep the speed the same. For a trot if you sit it, allow for your hips to follow the horse. Use your abs to pull your belt buckle up, almost as if you have an imaginary person pulling it up
I can either keep the stirrups and have the horse not respond to me or I can have a stronger leg but not be able to keep them. How do I have a strong leg while not loosing them?
Ive been riding without stirrups all summer and i find its helped me build my leg and lower abdominal muscles.
I have a horse right now that has soft feet. I want to take him on trail ride off property. Is there a way I can help get his feet to harden or should I get trail boots for him?
I wouldnt do trail boots. They use their feet for feeling and if you cover his feet he wont have that ability. You could try shoes. Or just avoid rockey, ground
I am working on a green horse, she picks up the rightly lovely but will not get the left lead. No matter what I do she gets really anxious when I try. What should I do ?
Id have a chiropractor look and see if she out anywhere that might cause that lead to be painful. Or perhaps find someone who can help you get her over this problem
Im looking into a new saddle and found an awesome used 17". Im 5'3" and growing, on the slim side but long legs. Would a 17 be too big or should I go for a 16.5?
Definatly a 17. Im just about 5'4" and i dont fit in a 16.5. I have a long leg, so i need a 17 with a long flap. just know what you need and then look