Blog of Trace's progress training 4-year-old Irish Sport Horse (Irish Draught x Egyptian Arabian) Scarlett Coille Mor.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
September 2012, We Look Like This
...and we are going well undersaddle. Lots of 2 to 3 mile walking up/down hills to slowly develop that growth-spurt-bony rear end and safely and gently develop those stifles and hamstrings in balance. She has gone on the bit, started leg-yeilds, reins back, and I can open/shut the gates from her back. I have done very little work on brining her into any frame, as she has the kind of sensitive mouth and head and neck that could so easily turn into a habit of behind-the-vertical if we don't built the engine behind first and work back-to-front.