Jul. 18th, 2011 (UTC)

  • 4:45 AM (UTC)
If you have access to paved roads without heavy traffic (I don't know how remote your stable is in relation to civilisation), light walk/trot incorporated into your rides once a week or so can help. I'm not a huge fan of it in large doses, but it does remind them how to place their feet on footing that's not dirt.

Longeing with side reins does indeed help the entire topline. My gelding was totally upside down when we started his training (just shy of two years), and consistent longeing helped reset everything. Ground driving has its uses, too, but it's also an awkward thing to learn with your horse if neither of you have done it before.


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