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post #21 of 22 Old 02-22-2012, 06:01 AM
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Horses do get bored :) and many, when you add in different things like weaving around things and just breaking up those boring around and around the ring type workouts, many people find their horse responding better and just being more attentive. I know with mine, when he is feeling hyper and just jigging or not wanting to relax, I go into the leg yields, circles, serpentines, counter bending, shoulder and haunches in exercises and it settles him right down. His ultimate favorite however is lengthening and shortening. Doing a very collected trot on the short side and then letting him do a nice long extended trot on the long sides. My only problem with the exercise, he anticipates. One or two rounds of it and all I have to do is sit there..he will collect and lengthen on his own :)

Its going to be interesting when I start practicing the dressage tests..have to do it enough so "I" remember but not so many times that HE figures it out :)
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post #22 of 22 Old 02-22-2012, 06:12 AM
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Its going to be interesting when I start practicing the dressage tests..have to do it enough so "I" remember but not so many times that HE figures it out :)
That's why you don't ride through the test constantly. You ride elements of the test, and you ride elements backwards as well. I will ride through a whole test maybe once, just to get a feel of how it rides, then just work on elements on it. Horses do anticipate, you you have discovered, and it SUCKS when a horse anticipates a movement in a test, when you are in front of a judge.

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