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Niamh
PS Squad
05/27/24-14:03
Free jumping!
Now and again I love to do this exercise with my horses. It makes them more independent jumping and they learn how to use their body properly without anyone on them!! This is Draco jumping 1m
Power_hors3
Equestrian PRO
05/27/24-13:28
Groundwork Saturday day
Hii, I don't know if you can appreciate but we did poles last Saturday and after doing them at walk then we introduce it at trot as well. In the first instance she jumped but then everything went well trotting among the elevated poles. So happy practicing groundwork with her, we really enjoy it!
Erika
Equestrian Inspirer
05/27/24-10:17
Poles can be used differently!
Poles can be used differently! I absolutely adore this exercise, I used to do this quote often when I worked with a young horse and it really helps them to learn understand your legs better. When we did this, we would start of with the blue track and the move up to the red one. In this exercise you basically walk through the gaps of the poles and try to stay in the middle. This is quite similar to one that has been posted "" but in a "let's put it to a test now!" form. I would really recommend this exercise as it's fun but obviously you shouldn't do it for long periods of time because as pretty much any exercise "the horse's head can get exhausted" (my old trainer used to say this to younger riders) Now on how to exactly do this; the gap between the poles should be like you horses normal trot poles, you should try to stay in the middle and turn in a way so you don't need to 'wiggle' to get to the middle (i hope that makes some sense), the gait that doesn't get messy is walk. I mean you can technically do it in trot but even the walk often sloes down a lot to turn tightly sooo...
megequestrian
PS Squad
05/26/24-16:43
Beginner Course Exercise For May
Hereโ€™s my newest polework exercise for the week, this is going to help me practice bends, striding while not putting too much pressure on getting it perfect, lots of room for โ€œerrorโ€ Swipe left for a video demo and course walk!
Gedvilฤ—M
Equestrian PRO
05/23/24-09:29
Exercise
A great exercise if you only have four poles!
ellaw
Equestrian Inspirer
05/22/24-13:26
Turn on the forehand
Turn on the forehand!! This movement teaches the rider the use and effect of the forward and sideways driving aids. As he turns his hindquarter around the forehand in walk steps, it improves coordination and brings about suppleness. Turn on the forehand teaches the elementary coordination of the aids essential to the development of the rider. The turn on the forehand prepares the horse and rider for leg-yielding! Itโ€™s one of very favorite exercises for my young horse setting her up for success!
StellaH
Equestrian Inspirer
05/20/24-13:37 (edited on 05/20/24-13:37)
Relaxing a horse on the lunge line
๐ŸŒฑRelaxing a horse on the lunge line โšซ๏ธOne of my favorite exercises to help relax a horse on the lunge line is to decrease and increase the size of the circle. โšช๏ธIt's most effective to do this at the trot. Gradually ask the horse to decrease the circle, maintain the smaller circle for a few horse lengths, and then ask for the circle to be increased. You can repeat this a couple of times on both reins.
Niamh
PS Squad
05/20/24-13:08
Dressage in hand
Yesterday was our first day doing Dressage in hand!! I think it can be quite beneficial for both the horse and the rider and was quite surprised with how it went. Can't wait to give it another go!