|View single post by JessiFK|
|Posted: Sun Jul 3rd, 2011 08:04 pm||
I would spend some time doing;
suppling/flexion -getting him softer to the bridle, teach him to soften to each side and the head/nose will start to come in on its own because he will be softer/lighter! Ofcourse you don't want them bracing against your hand/reins. You need contact but goal is to have the lightest contact possible so the horse is in self carriage -- to carry himself better, bringing his hindend under, lightening up his front end(which will allow his shoulder to free up and really move well)
** lateral work esp, things like shoulder in, haunches in/out, leg yield, turn on the forehand/haunches etc..) - teach him to move well off your leg
get him light to your aids and he'll square up his gaits!
Brenda has a lot of excellent info in her articles for this type of issue. Pole work, lots of hills, sometimes canter work can help the pacey horse because its more of a diagonal movement.
Last edited on Sun Jul 3rd, 2011 08:14 pm by JessiFK