Originally Posted by kitten_Val
But I appreciate your advice. I didn't think about may be just walk out the ring and walk back and forth in front of indoor doing bending. Well, something new to know!
The walk and going lateral can be your best friends where the ground is a problem to work on.
I had much the same situation once. The warm up area was flooded and totally useless. So I used any area I could to walk bend,bend,bend and more bend.
The only area that was partly usable was the little bit just before you went in and it was barely 4 horse lengths wide and deep.
Knowing lateral work early in your training can be the biggest asset you have.
I won the class BTW.
I also remember going to the Royal and watching the finals a few years back. One rider did 80% of her warm up at walk/lateral...she also won.
So very doable as a warm up.