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Abi

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Abi says:

schooling excersises

can't hack today and we are getting bored of the same schooling excersises, can anyone explain some basic schooling excersizes to help balance and rhythm? We have lots of poles and like jumping too if that helps [:D] xx

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fimacg

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fimacg says:

Re: schooling excersises

ride a 10m circle at every letter in the school and then to make it more challenging change the rein alternately on each circle as you work your way around the school. to do this sometimes you do need to ride 1.5 circles. otherwise you end up just doing a figure of 8. Change the rein by doing two half ten metre circles from B to E (i.e ride a big letter s across the middle of the school) or visa versa great for balance and suppleness. Do loads of transitions, e.g from walk to trot, trot to walk, try 5 stride of each. Try transitions within a pace extending and collecting. To do this go down the long side and count your strides in your normal pace, then collect and see how many more strides you can fit in the same distance and to extend, reduce the number in the same distance.

Fi xxxx

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fleabitten

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fleabitten says:

Re: schooling excersises

try a teardrop 'circle'. This is one way to change the rein. Starting at M, K, H, or F. In this example we will start at M and you will be travelling on the left rein (anticlockwise) at whichever pace you choose although walk and trot are easier. Ride a half 10m circle from M and as soon as you hit the centre line ride for a few strides then incline back to the track at F. Remember to change you diagonal or your canter lead. Also polework. Space out trotting poles and ride over the middle and each side getting it accurate every time. Spread the poles out in a fan shape measuring from the middle of the pole and using this to collect and lengthen depending on whether you are riding on the inside or outside edge. You could also raise a few of the poles to make it harder. Space out cantering poles and practice getting a good rhythm (sp). Set up a small crosspole in the centre so the wings are pointing at A and C and canter a circle over the jump, changing direction and canter lead over the jump to circle the opposite direction.

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maxiemum

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maxiemum says:

Re: schooling excersises

go and buy this and you will never ever be bored again! http://www.amazon.co.uk/101-Schooling-Exercises-Horse-Rider/dp/0715319507 make sure you have a plan before you go in and decide what your ai is going to be for the session. Keep the actual schooling short- 20 minutes is enough for any horse to concentrate. that does not include warm up and cool down.

Cha chòir an t-each glan a chur uige.

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