View Full Version : Beys backing-shes starting to 'get' round in trot!!!

20th June 2010, 08:24 PM
8) we went bare legged too!! :shock: :eek:
aww look at the concentration on her wee face!

20th June 2010, 08:32 PM
Aww bless :) She carries herself beautifully

My Crazy Clan
20th June 2010, 09:17 PM
shes doing so well, lovely pics.

20th June 2010, 09:19 PM
are you going to do the young horse classes with her next year? might be somthing to try aim for, they judge them proper strange though,

20th June 2010, 09:22 PM
are you going to do the young horse classes with her next year? might be somthing to try aim for, they judge them proper strange though,

yep definately aiming her at YH classes next year.
will keep everything very soft and round at prelim/nov level this year.
they like them very 'up' for the YH classes

20th June 2010, 10:00 PM
She is looking fantastic, cant believe how much she has grown up.

20th June 2010, 10:07 PM
She is looking amazing!!!

20th June 2010, 11:13 PM
She looks fantastic - I'm really quite jealous!

Evening Star
21st June 2010, 12:01 AM
omnom she is looking amazing!
I think you've got a little pro on your hands :D

21st June 2010, 01:17 PM
she has her 1st outing booked too! on the 30th. so cameras at the ready!!!! :p

21st June 2010, 03:59 PM
aww shes looking lovely! shes progressed so much! such a big stride! how long has it been since you've first backed her now?
what are you tips for getting them round. I think my youngster thinks hes a giraffe :P hes only 3 though but when i bring him back in next year I would love him to go like Bey! :P
can't wait to see your pics on the 30th! good luck :D

21st June 2010, 09:53 PM
she was very first started lunging on 19th april but Julie has only been coming twice a week sometimes 3....so about 23 times altogether so far.
with the roundness- its a strength issue. at first we JUST wanted forwardness and being willing.
she got it in the walk within a few sessions as she finds the balance easier as more feet are on the floor at any one time!
once she had that and was trotting off the leg and maintaining herself at the trot with just input for direction, then we added the inside leg and outside rein on the corners to get bend.
thus she almost naturally drops onto the bit as forward plus bend= working properly. :)
its very confusing for them really as contact seems to mean slow down or stop at the very start, until you refine things.... best thing is to make sure they are truely forwards and confident, start at the walk and then once they get the idea contact doesnt = halt, try at the trot....

mini mare
22nd June 2010, 05:08 PM
she looks amazing, and she will be better when she is older aswell!! lucky you!!x

22nd June 2010, 06:23 PM
Thanks that makes sense! hopefully he'll improve when he has filled out and looks more like a horse! :P
will you be competing her? or the lady who has backed her?

23rd June 2010, 04:26 PM
i am definately going to compete her- i am aiming her at young horses classes next year- keeping things very soft, gentle and relaxed this year to 'bed in' the backing...
aiming for advanced/PSG, i hope eventually....

i have got Julie riding her at a clinic on the 30th this month for her first trip out and i may ask her to take her to her first dressage show.........just so i can watch safely from the side lines lol!