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post #1 of 7 Old 04-27-2010, 11:58 AM Thread Starter
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Mounted Games!

Hey guys! Need some help here, I know you pony clubbers who've done PPGs will have loads of ideas!
The small local horse show association wants to put on a fun day for the kids, with mounted games! We're thinking all the regulars, like egg and spoon, etc, but what else do you guys have? If you could post your favorite + some rules and a general idea, that would be so much appreciated!

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-27-2010, 12:03 PM
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when we were into pony club I got a book called "Games on Horseback" by Steve Bennett. $19.95 but well worth it because it has so many games and safety tips and what level of experience you need to be for each game.
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post #3 of 7 Old 04-27-2010, 12:25 PM
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Oh, my stable in CA used that book too...it's really great!!
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-27-2010, 02:15 PM
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I have a few games I play with my lesson students.

1. Man Hunt (kind of like tag)
You start with one person "IT" they have to try and catch someone. When they have caught someone then that person is "IT" with the origional person so now it's two people trying to catch the others. This continues until there is just one person left. When that last person is caught they become "IT" for the next round.
RULES: You have to tag the person and not the horse. You are not allowed to hit. You must keep to the speed determind for the level of riders (If in an arena no faster then a trot). If you go faster then the set speed you become "IT". If you hit someone you are in a 3min (or whatever is determind) "Time out" in a corner with the supervisor.

2. What time is it mister wolf.
You start with one person as the wolf at one end of the arena facing away from everyone else (with room to have a horse go past them). The rest of the people start at the other end of the arena. The free people ask the wolf what the time is, the wolf gives a number between 1-whatever limit is decided (I used 12). The free people must then move that many steps forward, counting the front feet of the horse and stop. When the wolf decides they want to chase the others he/she says lunch time, everyone then runs back down the arena and must touch either the wall or fence. If the wolf touches someone before they touch the wall/fence then they become the wolf.
RULES: You have to tag the person and not the horse. When running back you must stick to the gait determined before hand (Trot or canter). You are not allowed to hit.

You can also do red light green light, tag, octopus, anything you can do on the ground you can pretty much do on horseback.

Hope that helps
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-27-2010, 02:29 PM
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Here is a link with some games and equipment needed...
Mounted Games Across America Additional Games_

Sounds like fuN!
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-27-2010, 02:34 PM
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Here is a link with some games and equipment needed...
Mounted Games Across America Additional Games_

Sounds like fuN!
That's the first link that came for me in the search engine to! great site. How much equipment are you going to have access to for this?
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-27-2010, 03:03 PM Thread Starter
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That's the first link that came for me in the search engine to! great site. How much equipment are you going to have access to for this?
Well, the club has ~200 members, and 6 active stables, so hopefully they'll be willing to let us use some of their equipment (since it is supposed to set up a fun atmosphere for the kids who compete against each other).
The sad part is I'm going to help out with it but its going to happen after I come back to school so I won't get to see it :(

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