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Long Lining Exercises
the English and Western Horse
Entire lesson was 30 minutes.
At first, most fresh horses will start out with some degree of poor form such as a high head, hollow back, too much knee and hock action, not very much length of stride, hindquarters not engaged.
A horse needs to warm up before you can hope to get him in a better frame.
If asked to move out before they are thoroughly warmed up, they will race very fast.
In this case, a horse turned out in an adjacent pasture galloped the whole length of the pasture which set Sherlock off.
It is good to expose a horse to things happening around him while he is being trained so you can work through them.
Pitch a Wave
Pitching a wave with the longe line will often slow down the action and get a horse more organized.
Here you can see that Sherlock has balanced himself and is tracking up well underneath himself.
This is good.
I nipped it in the bud.
After I reverse him and ask him to canter, you can see that he is starting to use his body in a more organized fashion.
That's because he is warmed up mentally and physically and is learning how to carry himself in a more collected frame.
back to Sherlock's Page 12, Ponying to Sherlock's Page 14, Third Longeing continued
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