Motivate The Lazy Horse

Keep uniform pressure on the reins and look up and forward instead of the poles. The raised poles encourage you to step under your body and weigh on your squat. Place four poles in a circle of 20 meters at an angle of 90 ° in the middle of school. Circle your horse and focus on maintaining a uniform and balanced curve.

Riding a lazy horse can be an unpleasant experience, especially if you are a reckless rider and your horse prefers to continue. It is easy to get frustrated if your horse does not respond to your help, but does not give up. There are many ways to motivate a lazy horse while becoming a better rider. Then close both legs very lightly on their sides to request their version of a rack. If he does not respond, send him eight to ten steps forward by touching the whip or hitting him with his legs a few times.

Very often these horses develop a different way of going, they become more diligent and more willing to work in all movements. It is an old trick that without the fence of typical outer sand or the walls of covered sand, such horses show better extensions. So a long, straight track in the forest or in a flat field is the ideal place to activate a lazy horse without pushing it too hard.

Now when I carry a harvest, he’s quite excited, he doesn’t have to use it. Or if I put my envelope / under my hand, it will sneak away. But to this day, 13 years since I noticed it, I still exhaust myself.

To achieve something, you have to constantly annoy him with your help: accelerate, shift gear, hit the brake. After years of sitting behind the leg, some horses learn to disconnect and completely ignore the help of their riders. Highly sensitive horses mounted behind the leg can become irritable and perhaps even develop dangerous habits, such as kinks or breeding. If your horse routinely progresses and does not respond to requests to move forward, it is because you have learned to ignore leg aids. Teaching him to listen to them again is how he will make him less lazy and more progressive. Transition from walking to jogging, jogging to walking, jogging, galloping to jogging, galloping and galloping to walk.

Another positive side effect is that your horse will deal with less than ideal conditions in shows more easily. For example, when I participated in a famous German Grand Prix show, the arena suffered from heavy rainy days. The march was not ideal because the ground was full of splashes here and there. While some horses struggled to find their balance and rhythm, my Grand Prix horse easily stood in front of the difficult surface and won freestyle. Stop the tools that ask for something and let the horse move forward, which is the most natural for flight animals. This does not mean that the horse feels uncomfortable beforehand, but it will be more motivated and will do its best in movements that are not easy for it.

We also keep stallions, like my Le Noir Grand Prix horse, in one of these stalls with a horse next to it, and it has never been a problem. About half of the box is covered, but not the whole box. Not knowing how to produce an autonomous horse is one of the most common reasons for riders who get stuck on one level for years. I love seeing that light bulb moment when they discover how easy everything is as soon as they teach their horses to stand in front of their legs. Dressage success is not about learning “tricks” as a pass, piaffe and flight changes. It is about developing the quality of the steps, making it easier for the horse to do them.

He learned his short lessons quickly and quickly. He doesn’t like to do things he doesn’t feel like doing. I like to do some basic and natural driving before I get on my babies to make sure their head is straight. He knows how to do it, he even realized it very quickly and got over his lessons. He will move and jog slowly, but he likes to pull his rope stop. I’m trying to get him out of there, but it’s a recurring problem, at any length .

The rhythm should not change; instead, your horse should simply shorten and extend the tempo while standing in front of your leg. As you gain strength and confidence, you can ask for more elongated or accumulated progress, and more expression and contrast. Jog as a test between two markings and count how many steps you take. Set the goal to add an extra step to your collected trot and lose a step through your elongated trot.

However, avoid yelling at your horse as it can scare you. The big challenge was to ‘perform’ it for a longer period of time. When he did not, he slowed down and forced the rider to turn the reins again to return to that speed. Then it Equestrian would provide an even shorter feeding time, the rider should turn or turn or turn . Etc etc., and in a downward spiral they go, each type of movement with the other to a more difficult, harder and less productive behavioral pattern.