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post #1 of 7 Old 02-19-2012, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Polework for nervous horse?? xx

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I have a 15.hh conemara cross, bought her couple of months ago she hasn't done any jumping before really and is not realy confidet with pole work but can be a bit naughty when she gets bored so wondering f anyone had any ideas for pole exersises that aren't to advanced but will make her think and give her a bit more confidence?? Xx thankss
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I will just chuck poles about the arena off the track so they are at all sorts of angles and carry on schooling as normal. If a pole is in the way they the horse just steps over it at whatever pace. They then think nothing of the obstacles so you can start setting them as trotting poles.
I start with one pole and then the next 15 feet away and gradually add poles in the middle so a young but bold horse does not try to jump them all at once.
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Ok, thankyouu I will try that :)
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When I did poles with my mare for the first time, she sat down like a dog. My trainer finally lead us over it.. she jumped it. Babies!!

I found putting two poles out, opposite sides of my round pen, and lunging her over them REALLY helped. Next time I got on, we had no issue, and haven't had any since! That way you can introduce them without being on her back if she's really nervous.

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thankyou will try it she's at the point now were she won't refuse to go over them, she'll go over them in work and trott but I can still feel that she's tense and nervous so I guess i'll just lunge her and ride her over them and let her figure out in her own time that they won't eat her? ;)
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I find a loose rein, with contact- don't throw it away completely, and praise over the poles helps relax them, let her look and take it at her own pace ;)
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-23-2012, 06:56 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thankyou :)
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