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 Help with framing. (RL) 195 views  •   2910 days ago
jumpin jelly beans     •  482 career posts  
I'll be honest- in the past all the horses I've ridden in the past, have all been trained to frame before hand OR pick up on framing very quickly and I've never had this issue in the past- I'm riding a horse for a fellow boarder and he apparently wasn't taught to frame. The boarder bought him when he was 4 and he had little training undersaddle. no one had taught him to frame. Now, with both me and the owner riding him, we've taught him to frame, however he will snap out of frame every two-three strides. we've been working on the framing with him for three months now, about four-five days a week. In my experience, all the horses that I've taught to frame will stay in frame for a long while before snappin out of it. This horse doesn't seem to get that, and every two strides we have to continually ask. Does anyone have any tips to help teach him to stay in frame without continually asking? His owner wants to show him next month but she will definitely get points off because she will be asking for a frame every two strides and when we ask him it's very noticeable.

Does anyone have any tips?
Thank you all for your help. :)
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Can this horse laterally move its head and body? Can this horse back up softly with feel? If not he's not ready to move like you want.
 
Baby Lou Tattoo     •  30,701 career posts 2910 days ago
 
BLT- yes, he can, to both. The only issue is that he literally looks like a giraffe when asked and at times, he is very stiff. thanks btw! :)
 
jumpin jelly beans     •  483 career posts 2910 days ago
 
He's not ready. Forget the show, leave his face alone and work on relaxing and suppling his body. Forcing him down will only make for a stiff, unhappy, ugly-moving horse.
 
Baby Lou Tattoo     •  30,702 career posts 2910 days ago
 
alright, thank you so much for your advice. do you know of any exercises that can help with his relaxation and suppleness? :)
 
jumpin jelly beans     •  484 career posts 2910 days ago
 
Absolutely. Lope some circles, one hand at a time. Let him have his head.
Lateral flextion/one rein stops
DO NOT pull back on both reins at once.

Go watch some Warwick Schiller videos.
:)
 
Baby Lou Tattoo     •  30,703 career posts 2910 days ago
 
thank you so much! this will help a lot! :) and I definitely will. :) thank you.
 
jumpin jelly beans     •  485 career posts 2910 days ago
 
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