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        05-17-2011, 02:00 PM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Yes, I have used it as a respect training tool with Dragon, to keep pace and distance. It also lets me know in a hurry what frame of mind he is in, and whether we will work nicely that day, or end up having a battle.

    But it's fun too, lol.
         
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        05-17-2011, 08:44 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    I "trot" with my horse in the pasture..it's a lot of fun and Gidget is very polite about it and doesn't try to run me over.
         
        05-18-2011, 09:25 PM
      #23
    Foal
    I've started with my yearling, and it's quite a work out... he's learning to respect my space, and we've just recently got turning under control :) It is fun
         
        05-18-2011, 10:20 PM
      #24
    Banned
    When I go get my horse from the field for my lessons I trot her up the tractor path to the barn. I let her go loose if she is not spunky that day. Sometimes she likes goes way ahead to I walk her in circles. It is good practice for showmanship.
         
        05-20-2011, 01:51 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    I take my 23 year old mare for walks regularly. She has had a 7 year break from riding and was not in the best condition when I got her, so I am working very slowly with her. Lots and lots of walking. It is great that she is traffic safe since there aren't many trails around that allow horses which I don't have to trailer to. I can basically walk her anywhere. Both her and I get bored easily, so I try to take a differant way every time.
         
        05-20-2011, 02:10 PM
      #26
    Foal
    I do this with my gelding. We mostly hack and often I will get off and walk/jog the last mile before home. He used to toss his head and get pretty excited, but now he is great at keeping pace and staying out of my space.
         
        05-20-2011, 03:21 PM
      #27
    Showing
    I don't. I'm too lazy and my way of thinking is like this "Why in the world would I do something that I absolutely hate (running) when I've got access to a horse with 4 good legs that can carry me?" LOL.
         
        05-20-2011, 03:26 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    This seems like such a great way to build up endurance (for both of us) and trust, while establishing further ground manners and boundaries. I'm going to keep this in mind for when I bring my horse home.
         

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