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Leasing a riding school Thoroughbred, I'm struggling to build his topline. Does flat work with me 3 times a week (works in good frame)? Also ridden 3 times a week by beginners, any advice?
"It takes two years to fully develop a top line. It’ll come with time. Stay committed, and make lots of short term goals. You’re probably making lots of progress if he’s working in a good frame three times a week "
Tips on keeping lower leg wrapped around your horse?
"No stirrup work can be very helpful as it allows you to stretch your legs long. It also helps to think about just lifting your big toes, as this will result in your knee being taken further from the saddle and your lower calf pushed in. "
What's the best way to teach a green horses slightly on the reluctant side to jump?
"Make the jump their happy place. Ask for a lot of hard work in another area of the arena, but then give them their head, and just use a supporting leg at the jump, so that they associate the jump with a release, and a place they want to be "
Can you use a lose ring snafle in the hunters?
"Yes you can, most commonly seen right now are hunter dees and some full cheeks, but don’t be pressured into using one bit if your horse performs better with another (legal) one like a loosering. "
My horse speeds up when we’re jumping and half halts don’t seem to help as he does have a hard mouth + tends to go behind the bit. But when we do flatwork his canters steady. Tips?
"A simple fix that worked really well for a pony I used to train was jumping until it’s boring. Set up an X on a circle, trotting in every time. Once he realizes it isn’t that exciting you can move onto the canter, and eventually he’ll get bored. You can do the same thing with a course of three small jumps, just repeating until he gets bored "
Does anyone have a GPA (particularly the First Lady 2 or the evo 2x)? Are they really worth the price?
"They’re really comfortable, but compared to other high end helmets (Charles Owen, Sam shield etc) GPAs have the lowest safety ratings "
What are everyone’s opinions on rescuing a “kill pen horse”? ive heard good and bad. 😊
"If you find the right one, then they can be amazing, my pony’s dam was a off the meat truck, and him and all her siblings are very well built and successful pony hunters throughout Nova Scotia and Quebec "
Whats everyones views on spurs?
"I have no issues with spurs when used correctly. They can be great for reinforcing aids in the moment. What I don’t like is when I see little children with huge spurs on and Pelhams or gags in their horses mouths"