Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Riding on a slope
The place where I keep my horses is just a property without any real facilities. There is a roundyard, and a sort of 60x20 area fenced off, however it's on a slope. Not super slopey, but enough to notice when you see it/ride it.
My horse is six and hasn't done much formal work so he's not exactly balanced. So trotting around he tends to rush a bit downhill and it really sort of makes it hard to work on things.
So I was wondering is it something we will adjust to in time? Or is it something that's going to really impact our schooling? Is it going to do damage to his legs? Does anyone else do a lot of their riding on an uneven surface, and are there any tips to making it easier?
There is a proper arena at another agistment place down the rode, maybe 20 min ride away, but I'll have to ride out there and pay each time, not sure I want to do that regularly but its an option.