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Re: RC: Re: RE: High headed? "Collection" at "extension"???

In a message dated 10/26/99 9:05:02 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< I'd love to hear how you guys are working on teaching the horse to use his
 rear.  >>

My ex-race horse is "rear-end challenged" right now.  I'm doing lots of arena 
stuff circling, half-halts, shoulder-in, out, etc. at the walk and the trot 
mainly.  Cantering and circling, stopping, transitions all while he's 
collected and on the bit (this is a better work out than you would think).  I 
am seeing some improvement after 10 months of work.  He is only allowed to 
walk up hill at this point and I've noticed when he's fresh he is really 
using his rear end nicely, as he tires he starts dragging himself up with his 
front end (more or less).  Sue Brown (from this list) had some really good 
advice on all this, so hopefully she'll respond to your question.  It takes 
alot of time to get those muscles developed -- good luck!


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