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        11-09-2009, 05:29 PM
    New Ideas...

    Hey, i'm getting a little bored in the ring lately, some one give me some ideas for what I can the way, I ride mostly bareback and can do pretty much anything and i'm western. Thanx
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        11-09-2009, 10:38 PM
    I ride englissh, But maybe if you have some poles, you can set up a random course like trotting through some poles, then turning into and backing out of a set of two paralell poles along one long side. I could give you some more ideas if you were an english rider, since I am but it's just a suggestion! :)
        11-10-2009, 05:36 AM
    Green Broke
    Hate to take of the thread, but instead of making several. Has anyone got any english ideas?
        11-10-2009, 08:28 AM
    Eventingislove: I am open to doing english too, so just give me some ideas lol thanx for the ones you gave me though :)
        11-10-2009, 08:53 AM
    What about trying games on horseback? There's a book out there that I believe is called "Games on horseback"? Or try "101 riding excercises". It is geared toward the English rider as well as the Western Rider. I don't have either book, but it's out there. If this is not what you meant, then I am sorry in advance I don't know what else to suggest.
        11-10-2009, 08:56 AM
    My first suggestion would be to take it out of the ring. Go for a nice long trail ride and discover some new ground. Test your horse's willingness and your own by going through challenging/spooky areas. But then again, this is coming from a lowly cowgirl that seldom does any ring work. LOL.
        11-10-2009, 12:29 PM
    Thanx for the suggestions everyone. Smrobs...i do go out on trails but not alone and my fiance's aunt (the only person I ride with) goes with me but lately she has been busy working on her grants for the theraputic riding program and has been kinda sick so that's why I havnt taken her out of the ring, even though I really want to. She is a little spooky too, but i'm desensitizing her and she's doing really good, she doesnt hardly move like she used to. :)
        11-11-2009, 04:25 PM
    Try some gymkhana games? They can put the fun back in.

    Bending poles, trotting poles, teach your horse sliding stop? LOL

    There are lots of things to do on horseback. I suppose you have never tried dressage?
        11-11-2009, 10:54 PM
    Boy, now that i'm getting all these great ideas i'm not going to know what to do first. By the to I get her to slide stop? I mean, I kinda know the basics and what not, and when I say whoa, even at the canter, she stops on the dime with very slight sliding action. What can I do to get her to slide real nice?? Thank you guys!!!
        11-12-2009, 06:13 AM
    I'm clueless on how to teach a horse sliding stop...LOL...I just see people doing it. My mare Night Heat can do it, but not with me. I don't have that skill to get her to do the sliding stop.

    Although she does sliding stops at the jumps she doesn't want to jump...... = D

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