|Illinois 2 year old TWH I just started riding
the horse in a snaffle and western saddle in trail or pasture.
Question: Just started training young twh stallion. Neat walk
and great headshake. Picks feet up rather nicely for liteshod horse.
Good disposition. Outstanding young colt. But I
Thanks for your response.
From Panelist Laura
Sounds like a nice colt that you are starting right. Continue with what you are doing and do a LOT of dog walking. Gradually speed up the dog walk and ask him to keep increasing his stride. This works the same muscles as those needed for a good running walk/flat walk and will help keep him loose and relaxed. Don't let him trudge along slowly. This tends to shorten the horse up and keep them tight. A fast, loose dog walk does wonders for reach in both the front and hind end.
From Panelsit Liz
When asking for more reach in front and behind on a walking horse keep
him in a neutral frame(level back). Lifting the head can shorten the stride.
Teach a dog walk and 2 speeds of the flat walk (slow & fast). A good
conditioning program will do a lot for making a stronger horse to get maximum
performance. At 2 years old you can still be limited to
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