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    10-02-2012, 10:18 AM
making dressage fun

Yesterday I was at a show and had a horse communicator/psychic talk with toril.I found out the reasond he wasn't cooperating with me in dressage was cause he was bored and he said he wouldn't do any dressage until we did in my lesson yesterday we put out 4 cones and side passed though them and did canter circles around them,and that was the best canter he has had and I've had him a little over a I need some ideas to incorporate fun/games into dressage,any suggestions?
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    10-02-2012, 11:39 AM
I don't know what level you're at so this is just a general suggestion. Try thinking in terms of practicality. Consider what he knows then consider how that might be useful out on a trail ride or if he were training in another discipline, then set up a little scenario. Side passing is great for opening gates. Back up in figures. Leg yield away from a bush - you get the idea.

He might like small obstacles too, or different trot pole patterns on the ground.
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    10-02-2012, 11:45 AM
Thank you, those are good Ideas.we compete at BN level eventing and the only thing stopping us from moving up a level is the canter in dressage,sorry I meant leg yield not sidepass:P
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    10-02-2012, 12:12 PM
Try the 101 dressage exercises book - that might give him more to think about. It's also available as an iPhone app. In the meantime, maybe try some poles - canter poles and trot poles and other lateral movements when not over the poles?
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    10-03-2012, 08:38 PM
There is a very small patch of woods behind the farm my horse is at. I try to do the exercises I do in the arena out in the woods to give him a change of scenery. Seems to give him more to think about (stepping over branches, working around trees, stealing a mouthful of the nearest green thing) He used to be spooky of back there but relaxes wonderfully now and seems to enjoy working in there, I like it to. Maybe if you have an area like this, he would like that. I'm also interested in the responses you get!
    10-04-2012, 07:47 AM
Thank you ill have to try working out in our looking more along the line of trying to incorperate mounted games(which he does) in to it,he's not a big fan of poles
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