WOW havent been on here in aaages thought i would see how you are and your children and you horses. i got a new full loan show pony who is going brilliantly! cant wait for show season to start i will be doing affiliated. how is everything ? and merry christmas !:)
i do sometimes forget to breath when im loping but im normally loose at the walk and trot but i will try to post some pictures if i can get my instructor to take some... i also have been on 3 different horses for my lessons but im riding a pintabian now which i seem to ride better then the 2 paints i started on...
hey geoffery, just a question for you. i'm riding western now instead of english but im still having trouble relaxing my lower leg and my instructor has me doing heel down toes down while walking is there anything else i can do to help relax my leg? also when i lope i stiffen my upper body. is there anything to do that will help me relax more so i can sit better at the lope? thanks ~Meghan~
Yes we do a lot of plow jockey work and long lineing work as well. Our horses are also broke to a heavy roping saddle with tightened back cinch. Just started doing this about 4 yrs back and am happy with the results of them being able to tolerate different equipment on them.I know what you mean about the babies sometimes becoming a little anxious with the chambon, I like to keep them in a round pen through that phase untill they adjust. We keep them going in the chambon for about 2 months in between they are also doing the plow jockey work around the property.Your training practices sound very similiar to ours.
oh I use the chambon to work their backs before I ride them so interesting that you do it after you ride them.. Mind you around here no one knows anything about how a chambon works or even what they look like. part of my tools though.