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        08-05-2009, 05:44 AM
    No place to ride!

    I have no place to ride where I live. I can use a small part of the neighbours paddock but it is quite small, the ground is uneven and its rocky (small rocks) I've tried to remove most of them, and when I see more I pick them up but its come to the point where he's not confident in the footing. His strides become shorter and he treads carefully in places. I went to a dressage clinic about two weeks ago and rode in their sand arena and it was so good!
    I can't float him regularly to use the arenas in town because he doesnt float well in straight loads, and also due to time/fuel cost issues as it would be my parents towing him as I don't have my full license.
    What can I do? There isnt really anything I can do is there? Its really holding us back though..
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        08-05-2009, 06:40 AM
    Is there any place to trail ride? That is better than nothing... is there a place you can ride to that would provide a more open area to work?
        08-05-2009, 08:19 AM
    Green Broke
    Is boarding an option for you? If so, most facilities have a variety of riding areas (indoor, outdoor, etc). The advantage of that may outweigh the disadvantage of not having him right there with you at home.
        08-05-2009, 10:56 PM
    Yes we do have lots of trails that I use every week, but nothing suitable for flatwork.
    Boarding doesnt seem to be as common in Australia, and there are none around here, for hours.
    I guess i'll just have to wait untill next year when im hoping to move.

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