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post #31 of 35 Old 04-09-2009, 01:56 AM
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I might try that with a mare I am about to start working with (but I am to heavy to ride her so I am just going to do groundwork and get her in shape) also with the ground poles and stuff ...also I have another question if you start lunging before riding all the time is it possible to ride your horse without lunging him/her? or do they get so used to it that they can't concentrate unless you have lunged them (not trying to be rude just curious ^.^) Thanks!
I think it all depends on the horse. What I do with mine is I lunge and do ground work when I don't have time to ride. I try to mix everything up so a lot of the stuff isn't constant for this issue that might happen. I try to focus more on ground work with lunging so it isn't just all about running round in circles and going over poles. There are some 'games' like long lining (i'm not even sure if that is the correct term), and rhythm work. Some of it looks funny... but oh my goodness it totally makes a different horse if done right.

I fine that weaning off of lunging some days and doing only some ground work before I ride helps a lot when I have a random sunny day that I'm like "OH lets go trail riding!" Practically all I have to do (at this point of my horse and his training) is do a little lunging and/or some ground work polishing before I hop on (that stuff can take from a quick ten minutes to a hefty half an hour if I feel like it).

Starting from the ground up in whatever you do I think is the best for the horse and for yourself in many ways (again if done right). You can be in a bad mood and totally ruin a good ride because your mind isn't in the right place. Or you can have an awsome day and your horse decides its afraid of something totally out of the blue.

They don't have watches so they can't tell when to be in the right mindset when its time to go for that nice ride. You gotta work off of your own horse and figure out what she acts like and what her 'natural time clock' is.

Hopefully all of that made sence lol.
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post #32 of 35 Old 04-10-2009, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
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I understand what you are saying ^.^ thanks for all of your input! I will definitely use alot of it...I am familar with long lining (not a genius at it but I can make it work lol) and I will try the ground poles and the rhythm work and see what works for her, like people were saying horses are different and what works for one might not work for another...thanks!
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post #33 of 35 Old 04-10-2009, 11:44 AM
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But I wouldn't really lunge a hot-headed horse...they might just need some more training & stuff. :)
Can you expand on this statement?
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post #34 of 35 Old 04-10-2009, 11:54 AM Thread Starter
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lol I missed that sentence.............
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post #35 of 35 Old 04-10-2009, 12:06 PM Thread Starter
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I also disagree with it.....
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