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post #11 of 22 Old 08-13-2009, 04:22 PM
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its about a ten minute drive to lovely trails round here and we have a jumping arena for jump training and some lovely big fat fields and a nice block round the road for a bit of a hack
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post #12 of 22 Old 08-13-2009, 06:17 PM
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Speaking of conditioning yourself...I used to do Triathlons...that'll get you in shape quick hehe

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post #13 of 22 Old 08-13-2009, 06:53 PM
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^UGH, I couldn't do that! :P

You can do ALOT in a big feild, it just gets SO monotonus, esp. if you see it EVERYDAY.

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post #14 of 22 Old 08-13-2009, 07:23 PM
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If you have nothing but a field, you could still do gallop intervals...
I suggest you research (I'm too lazy to go into it right now) and know what its all about before you try though.
I'd also add that you should be careful when conditioning...you have to slowly increase the amount of work you're doing, and you wont see much improvement for a while. If you push your horse too hard, you could hurt him.
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post #15 of 22 Old 08-13-2009, 07:27 PM
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I'd also add that you should be careful when conditioning...you have to slowly increase the amount of work you're doing, and you wont see much improvement for a while. If you push your horse too hard, you could hurt him.
I already stated that in my last post :)

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post #16 of 22 Old 08-13-2009, 09:55 PM
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For something new, you could try riding bareback (as long as the horse doesn't have a TB spine!! lol) It would condition both of you!

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post #17 of 22 Old 08-14-2009, 01:53 AM
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I'm getting Chance back into eventing fitness now at the moment we are doing 1 1/2 hours of interval training 3 times a week, 2 dressage schooling sessions and one 2 hour walk. hes getting realllllly fit. of cource I have worked up to this its not a starting point. for a horse in moderate fitness i would suggest like interval training every 2nd day for about 30minutes not including warm up and cool down(Walk) and make sure that you are giving enough electrolytes to replace what they loose.
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thanks everyone these are all great ideas and I'm slowly going to start working my boys up to a more rigorous routine. As for myself I already do quite a bit of running but I will continue because there's nothing worse than jumping a course and trying to catch your breath at the same time! LOL!
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post #19 of 22 Old 08-14-2009, 12:53 PM
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^I don't have to worry about that because aperently I don't breath when I'm jumping. My trainer has to remind me:P

HITS- Geoffery has one, went out on a bareback hack with my team after CC schooling, and I now have a sore spot on my butt. I'm investing in a bareback pad to say the least!

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LOL yeah you have to watch the spines on some of them! Sandie has a pretty flat back so I got lucky!

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