Answers To Member’s Questions
Here are the answers to some of the questions I’ve received from my Inner Circle members. Click the audio “Play” button to listen.
Paid members are welcome to submit their questions HERE.
Flying lead changes. Horse raises up too high behind.
Question: Hi Larry, my husband’s reining horse is sometimes acting like he’s jumping over an invisible two-foot fence when he does some of his flying lead changes (both directions). We’ve seen an NRHA-competition video of this horse changing leads very smoothly for his former owner, and sometimes he is smooth for my husband. We don’t know what might be causing the rise some times and not other times. What should we be looking for to diagnose the problem? Could it be a propulsion issue? This horse is incredibly lazy and isn’t always collected. Thanks!!
Fear of horses. Fear when riding.
Question: Hi Larry, I’m a beginning reined cow horse rider. I bought my first horse last fall. I had never done more than trail riding and parading and thought I knew how to ride a horse. Boy was I WRONG. I have the muscle memory problem that you addressed in one of your newsletters and find your tips most helpful. I feel that a lot of the problem with stiffness is FEAR. I’ve never ridden a horse this fast or with such intensity. Any suggestions for overcoming fear?
Horse won’t stop.
Question: Hi Larry, I’m having trouble getting my horses to stop. They just go through my hands and don’t respond at all. What can I do?
Horse doesn’t like the bit.
Question: Hi Larry, I have a 6 year old gelding and I’m having a difficult time finding a bit my horse likes. I’ve tried several different kinds and with each one, he raises his head up high or opens his mouth or stretches his nose out real far. My vet said his teeth are fine so I know that’s not the problem. What can I do to find the right bit? I can’t afford keep buying more of them.
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