Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The Bluegrass State
This sounds like an awesome thread idea! Could probably pick up some tips doing this!
I like to have a routine when I ride. Horses are known to love routine, and I myself like it, so I use it when I ride. Not very strict, but a simple layout, like so - 3 laps each direction in two point, at the trot. Then, some very basic flatwork that the horse knows. Then working up to something new on the flat. Maybe it's sidepassing, or maybe the horse sucks at circles, we do that. Then, once they get that down, we quit. If I'm jumping that day, I replace the new thing we are learning on the flat with jumping. I do this at home, during lessons, and at shows. It seems to make me and my horse more comfortable in various places, and the ride is almost always successful in some way. This is probably what everyone does subconciesly, but I like to make a point of it for some reason lol.
~ When I Die, Remember Me By My Horses ~
* Because They Are Responsible *
.: For Letting Me Live :. (c) xJumperx