Video: Fixing Bad Horses
After the bad-going horse has been trained to move forward by the action of the lumbosacral region and legs, it begins to be taught to move with a reception.
An indispensable condition for the horse's obedience to the promises is the complete ease of its movements; the sooner this is achieved, the sooner she begins to obey the will of the rider.
Horses tend to relax their muscles more quickly (especially those with sensitive backs) if the rider sits upright in the saddle and sends the horse forward rather than forward. After all, from birth, as already mentioned, any horse moves to the right or to the left.
To force the horse to take in the volt, the rider, while gently pushing on the inside, simultaneously gives up the outside rein. Almost every horse will soon take in volts when riding, if not in one direction, then in the other direction and, accordingly, vice versa. By changing the direction of travel to volt, the rider must determine which direction the horse takes more readily. This is not difficult to understand and does not require special skill. They begin to work in the direction where the horse is more willing. In this case, it does not play a special role in what the horse begins to accept: with the neck, croup, or at the same time. The main thing is not to forget that moving forward is decisive and that neglect of the position, as well as incorrect position of the rider's body, can lead to failure or minimal success.
If the horse, despite the energetic message and reproach of expectation, does not accept or respond to the influence of the internal rein in either direction, then the rider should resort to the help of decoupling.
The use of this aid seems to complicate the job, but in such cases it is inevitable. True, this requires that the rider, before starting work, is well acquainted with the use of the tool. If the intended goal is achieved, then the auxiliary means should be immediately abandoned, excluding it. Otherwise, there will only be harm.
The faster the horse begins to take in volts, the softer the effect of the inner rein, if the rider simultaneously gives the outer and energetically sends the horse forward. If he strongly picks up an internal reason, then one should not be surprised that a horse, and she is stronger than a person, will not easily yield. Success decides on careful handling of the reins, while the horse is propelled forward vigorously by shifting the center of gravity. If this fails when moving a volt in one direction, you should try the other. Shifting from left to right and from right to left can also help, but the horse's acceptance cannot be complicated at this stage by counter-pulling the outside rein.
If the desired is achieved, then the inner rein should remain in the dialed position. The softer the inner rein is, the more readily the horse takes the rein and obeys the rider.
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How to get the right head and neck in a bad horse… It is not clear to many riders why the horse's neck and head should be properly set first. As a result of dressage, the front legs of the horse when moving forward are almost straight, capture more space, and the hind legs are bent. Straightening the forelimbs is pointless in itself and does not make sense unless the hindquarters are bent at an angle to take the brunt. When pushing off the ground with its hind legs, the horse lowers its head itself. Therefore, she must not only lower her neck, but also stretch it. This stretching of the neck is perhaps even more important than dropping it. If the rider could not at any moment force the horse to stretch his neck, then in order to avoid influences, he would constantly follow the reins. Then the rider could not really force the horse to obey the promises.
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Lowering the head and stretching the horse's neck are the main elements of the horse's regulation. This relaxes the horse in the back and can work more vigorously with the hind legs.
It is best to start this work when moving to the volt at a shortened trot. With the external rein, the rider first puts very light pressure on the external jaw of the horse in order to immediately return the rein with the hand or the entire forearm. The pressure, lasting only one moment, should direct the horse's attention to the outside rein, for moving the arm forward - giving the rein - is more important. This movement should force the horse to yield and extend the neck.
By acting on the lumbosacral region and legs, the rider should force the horse to move a little faster than it is comfortable with. If the rider forgets about the message and the horse walks at a pace that suits him, then he will not accept the weakened reins, and all the work will go to waste. The message must necessarily affect when the hand of the outside hand gives up the rein. The hand of the inner hand should maintain the same position regardless of the movements of the other hand. Otherwise, the rider will come to the fact that in turn he will act with both hands - then forward, then backward. This way you cannot force the horse to obey the promises, but only put it on the rein.