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gemmakai

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gemmakai says:

Any ideas ?

My youngster has been brilliant lately and has accpeted everything ive asked him to do .Ive got quite alot of time off soon and want to have as much fun possible with my horse in that time. Has anyone got any ideas of things we can do to have a bit more fun rather than just  schooling . I want him to have a bit of fun this holiday as he has worked very hard for me lately and i would like to spice things up for him and me so any ideas riding or on the ground as to something me and him can do ? ta xxx

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SuzyA

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Mar 09

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SuzyA says:

Re: Any ideas ?

Hiya, how about a bit of join-up to create that extra bond.  Or perhaps go down to a beach for a splash in the sea.  Go out with a group of friends for a picnic hack or just some nice relaxing hacks on your own.  Sure there's lots more, but that's what comes to my mind to start you off :-)

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claire_k

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Jul 06

Posts: 135

claire_k says:

Re: Any ideas ?

Hacking, i have also been schooling and playing about on the beach, and general exploring, road works are a lot of fun, but he is taken it all in his stide (he is 4 in may). Cars etc are all fine, big lorries are still a bit scary. lol

also some small riding club competitions are on the horizon.

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Lothmorwel

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Posts: 565

Lothmorwel says:

Re: Any ideas ?

Do lots of desensitisation to random objects. Wheelbarrows, umbrellas, matresses, wheelie bins, tarpaulins, road signs, ditches, anything you may come across. Learning for itself is a great way to boost a horses confidence, if they can work out something isn't scary on their own instead of following another horse to do so then they'll be braver for it.

Do lots of gate practice, ie. opening and shutting while on board. Get on and off from both sides. Find water (stream, sea, etc.) and ride through it in all paces, jumping if you've got that far.

I love doing fancy dress, and it's great fun on horseback. I made a jousting outfit for my horse. It went on over her head and I had a sheild and a huge lance. Being a relaxed cob, and rather a softie, and me being a nice person she wasn't even remotely fazed, even as I was waving the lance and running around her!

Good luck and have fun!!

 

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highlander

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highlander says:

Re: Any ideas ?

beach! cant bet it even if you school a little on the beach wit a few horses friends

It has been calculated thay any two thoroughbreds picked at random will on average have more than 13% of their genes in common.

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laylarj

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laylarj says:

Re: Any ideas ?

take him on holiday with you!you could do one of those holidays where you hack to a different place everday and stay overnite.that way you would both have a differnt change of scenary and place to stop every nite.

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