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        08-30-2009, 01:18 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    I do dressage and some jumping, along with trail rides. Instead of lunging him, I use a Cavesson. I have a horse that is "recovering" so to say from his previous home, where he was trained with rollkur and I am working on getting his muscles back where they should be and weeding out the instinct to go into the rollkur when he's on the bit. I hang out with him in turn-out, graze him, and handwalk him as well.
         
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        08-31-2009, 06:53 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Gonzo and I's regular routine is walk trot canter, sometimes leg yields, cavaletties, ground poles, and crossrails. . We usually ride in the ring and haven't done bareback yet with him. :]
    Since he's not mine I'm not there to do ground work with him but he loves to fallow me around like a lost puppy while we walk around aimlessly behind the barn. =] He gets antsy and bored while I groom him but he looks so nice after a good groom!! :) Most of the time I'll groom him before I ride, wash him down after.
         
        08-31-2009, 07:14 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    My horses are eventers. Ginisee is a retired Novice eventer so she doesn't do anything but look pretty and take up space :)

    Here are my regimens for my other two girls

    Uma
    Monday- Dressage
    Tuesday-Hack or Jump... depends on the circumstances that week
    Wednesday-Dressage
    Thursday- dressage-ish stuff... like bending, and working on leg yields/response to aids
    Friday- day off usually
    Saturday- Hack
    Sunday- Jumping lesson (or I jump her at home... I switch off between a lesson on Demi and a lesson on Uma each week)

    Uma CANNOT do dressage two days in a row... period. You try, and you will get one angry 17h monster.

    Demi
    Monday- Hack
    Tuesday-Dressage
    Wednesday- Jump or Dressage
    Thursday- dressage-ish stuff mentioned above
    Friday- day off
    Saturday- Hack or dressage
    Sunday- Jumping lesson (every two weeks, so I just jump her myself on the off weeks)
         
        09-01-2009, 03:14 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    I ride Western, and am learning to drive; I couldn't stand English, it just doesn't make a lick of sense to me. :p

    Magic -
    Not much ground work anymore besides the everyday desensitizing to new things, working with her feet, etc. Sometimes, if she's feeling mareish, I'll jump off and do some lunging, and I usually lunge her once after every hard day just to check that she's not limping or anything.
    Otherwise, I trailer her down to the fairground arenas for some barrel racing practice, and mix some Western Pleasure practice into warm-up, bareback practice into cool-down, and halter practice into everything outside the arena. On days when I just don't have time to trailer her down there, we sometimes go on a leisurely trail ride, or work on her separation issues. Oh, and more recently, I started teaching her a few tricks.

    2-Pak -
    Like, Magic, he doesn't get a lot of ground work anymore beyond the daily stuff, but once in awhile I just don't feel like tacking him up at all, and I'll just lunge him for a little while. He's mostly trail ridden, occasionally I'll take him to the arenas and we ride out there. I'm starting to bareback him, too. I also have him bend from the ground (both ways) before getting on, and then have him bend towards me when I'm getting on or off. Sometimes, if we stand in one place for awhile, he'll just bend his neck back on his own and rest his chin on my boot. He's even fallen asleep like that! XD

    Tanner -
    Since her saddle hasn't come in yet, and none of the other saddles we have fit her, she's strictly ground work. I'm not confident enough to ride her yet, because she likes to take off and sometimes gets a bit uppity. Mostly lunging, but sometimes I practice halter with her, because I'm still trying to decide what, if anything, I want to show her in.

    Bandit -
    A lot of ground work -- lunging him over small jumps, through little obstacles, etc. on top of his ground driving lessons. When I can figure out how to get the buggy and him up to the arenas, I'm going to hitch him up to that and ride in the cart for the first time, with someone at his head, and see how he does, then maybe work on his turning from there. He's also going through some trick training, and is learning a lot faster than Magic. His favorite is to offer up his hoof when someone says "Nice to meet you!" XD

    Dante -
    Ground work galore! His primary objective is to learn how to stand tied without dancing around and such, and to lead at my side, rather than weaving around to look at everything. I intend to teach him to drive, like Bandit, and maybe drive them as a team sometime, but right now, he's too 'foal-ish', if that makes any sense. XD

    Ruby -
    I don't do any training work with her anymore, unless she by chance develops a bad habit, but she's mostly ridden by the inexperienced riders who come out to my house. Right now, one of my friends is showing her a bit, and I told her that if she wanted Ruby to learn something else for the shows, she'd have to teach her herself (with me helping, obviously). She's got her loping again, and is working on getting her to bend and move off her hindquarters/forequarters.
         
        09-05-2009, 02:47 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Umm. With Cheyenne, I do it all. We do some groundwork and lunging, ride bareback a lot, jump, speed events, trail/endurance, and some EP.
         
        09-05-2009, 03:08 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    I am a trail riding only person lol.. I do however lunge Rain and do hill work to work on her musciling.. I haven't ridden her in a week or so now (I need to get shod). So ground work and lots of grooming hehe

    Arrow gets lots of grooming and groundwork. He is only 16 months so I am kind of limited on what I do with him :)
         
        09-05-2009, 04:17 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    With Romeo I do- Games, trails, Hopefully soon Halter, english, western pleasure, trail class.

    With Pinto- Not much! Currently we are just training him to be rideable...
         
        09-05-2009, 07:51 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Trail ride or jump or lunge it
         
        09-06-2009, 12:14 PM
      #19
    Started
    I basically trailride. Sometimes out in the Flinthills and sometimes down the backroads. I ride in the arena now and then but I really am not good at schooling.
         
        09-07-2009, 10:59 AM
      #20
    Started
    Zeus and I do dressage right now. Whenever I go buy new stirrup leathers for my saddle (one of them snapped the other day, they're super old) I'm going to start jump lessons. I also love going on trail rides, galloping in the alley behind the neighbor's farm, sitting bareback on Zu while he grazes, taking him on hand walks, playing off the lead in a small ring, jumping him over tiny jumps in hand, and riding bareback (even though he's horribly uncomfortable).
         

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