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Re: [RC] Fw: Slowing down speedy horse (Easy Early to Win Later) - Truman Prevatt

There are very few horses I can't haul in if I have to - one advantage in being a male and a HW ( we got to have one or two). But this mare was something else. It wasn't just a steady pull and it didn't seem that she was leaning on the bit to get support to go faster, it was any pressure at all. The way to get her to slow down was drop it all - let the reins go slack. It wasn't hand riding to control speed, it was dropping all contact. Worked like a charm with her. The interesting thing was the person that reccomended trying this with her was an ex-jockey. All I can tell you is it sure won't work on the other horses I've ridden.

Truman

Heidi Smith wrote:
>This wasn't a race horse, in fact it was a Walking horse so she didn't learn that on the track - unless they snuck in a palomino walking horse which is somewhat doubtful although she could run as fast as many TB's I've ridden. 
 
Main point is that a steady pull makes them go faster.
 
Heidi


Replies
RE: [RC] Fw: Slowing down speedy horse (Easy Early to Win Later), Stagg_Newman
Re: [RC] Fw: Slowing down speedy horse (Easy Early to Win Later), Truman Prevatt
Re: [RC] Fw: Slowing down speedy horse (Easy Early to Win Later), Heidi Smith
Re: [RC] Fw: Slowing down speedy horse (Easy Early to Win Later), Truman Prevatt
Re: [RC] Fw: Slowing down speedy horse (Easy Early to Win Later), Heidi Smith