Getting fit! - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding > Dressage

Getting fit!

This is a discussion on Getting fit! within the Dressage forums, part of the English Riding category

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        08-12-2013, 11:53 AM
    Lots of walk for reconditioning.

    Be cautious of lunging pre ride and depending on it to calm the horse down. Wear gloves and be in an enclosed area first time - lots of horses get wound and wound and wound and wound on the lunge until you have a dragon on a rope and it decides to take flight.
    Also lunging is not the greatest thing on legs.

    However I do think cantering in side reins adjusted correctly would help her to understand what you want in canter.

    As far as for undersaddle - really focus on a good, adjustable trot.
    When you canter my favorite "please don't bolt" exercise is to circle at a or c, ask for canter and then out of the second corner, yield steeply out of the corner across the diagonal until they trot, then praise and develop your trot again. It's not a remarkably pretty exercise, but it works!

    Good luck :)
    Posted via Mobile Device
    Sponsored Links
        08-13-2013, 03:19 AM
    Green Broke
    The mare should be fine to lunge.. I did all my exciting lunging before I left with an ass of an Andy. Urgh some people make things very difficult for themselves and dangerous for others.. but that is another story.

    I will certainly be mixing what I do in my days (when they are fixed) and lunging is a very good workout within reason. Their outdoor is pretty deep, but not in a nice way.

    Her trot is very good. I like to warm her up and a more forward, working pace. Few exercises in walk and then ask for some real work. We do a lot of forward, and bring it back.. ooh yeah that's your hind end sort of work. She hasn't got the smoothest of trots, but it is one once you find its 'bounce' then you are fine to sit to it.

    Mauaha anebel I will have to explain what I am doing so they don't think me completely mad, but I like your thinking. I will see how it goes at the weekend. I think I may take my jesus handle down as a safety measure! The saddle is too big for my butt.

    ETA M2G I will let you know... love this one!

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Saddle fit/saddle pad fit for western TB (with pics) Saskia Horse Tack and Equipment 5 07-18-2013 06:14 PM
    Curvy fit or custom fit breeches? verona1016 Horse Talk 2 06-04-2012 10:49 PM
    New saddle: Does it fit HER and does it fit ME? poultrygirl English Riding 28 03-18-2012 04:22 AM
    Gym Fit VS Riding Fit TheEquestrianAthleteCoach Rider Wellness 7 04-12-2011 08:23 PM
    Will my fat horse fit the new saddle when she gets fit? dynamite. Horse Tack and Equipment 1 04-20-2009 07:38 PM

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:39 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0