Starting Work with a young horse already started
Posted 26 March 2011 - 12:41 AM
We lounged for only a few minutes -- started at a walk -- she understood perfectly to go out but did not have a steady rhythm -- going slower, then my encouragement while she picked up the walk, when she moved more steadily I asked for the trot -- she does not know the trot, trot said quickly but since she is so willing to please with the slight aid of the lounge whip she went into a trot. I was again working not for a fast trot, just a steady rhythm. Once we had that I brought her down to a walk and then halted. Walked up to her, petted, praised, and turned her the other way.
The right direction, clockwise, is not her best side. Worked on keeping her head just slightly turned to the inside, and again rhythm. Into the trot where she was a bit worried. But she had it down now when I started to praise her using my voice to s l oo www Waaaallkk. She did at first break in the trot but soon settled. Going to need to work on that side.
Probably only about 5 to 10 minutes. Hopefully the wind will not be up tomorrow anymore than today so I can continue.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 10:34 AM
The 2 horses that I'm bringing along are both weaker going clockwise. When I was looking at YouTube videos on in hand stuff recently, one of the comments made during a video was that most horses are weak going clock wise, just like most humans are right handed.
Posted 26 March 2011 - 01:35 PM
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Posted 26 March 2011 - 03:16 PM
El Rhaqiis DSA 2001 SE Stallion (El Majiid x Rhalah by Ibn Shaikh)
Rapture DSA 1998 SE Mare (Fakim El Mareekh x Rhalah by Ibn Shaikh)
Dameera DSA 2000 SE Mare (Harakka x Delha by Dalul)
Posted 26 March 2011 - 06:08 PM
American Breeder, funny you should mention the way the mane lays because I have heard that which way the mane lays suggests which is the strong side - most manes lay on the right of the horse's neck, that's more typically the weaker way of going. So a horse whose mane lays entirely on the left side might be weak going counterclock wise. So those manes that go half one way & half the other - are they ambidextrous?!
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