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    07-22-2012, 01:56 AM
  #1
Yearling
Taking the whole ring down!

So I posted another thread about the ring where I ride falling apart. Well I finally got up the courage to ask about fixing it and the owners wife told me that her husband is going to tear down the whole ring and eventually get one of those metal ones. I don't mind there being no ring more room for me to jump in my opinion lol but I am worried about trying to Canter my horse with no ring. Also the other horses will be either stalled or put into the other paddock so Im not worried about that either. Im excited to have no boundaries! Lol
     
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    07-22-2012, 02:00 AM
  #2
Started
Well while you have a ring, if it's safe to ride in, do what we call a "corner canter"
Cut off your corner and stay to the inside, away from the rail. This taught my horse to canter without a rail.

It was super helpful for when we go to shows and need to school in a field when the ring is being used.
     
    07-23-2012, 01:37 AM
  #3
Yearling
Cool thanks lexiie I don't really canter him cause he's so choppy but he does canter of few strides after we land a jump. Im worry with out a ring he's going to just take off on me!
     
    07-24-2012, 02:06 AM
  #4
Yearling
Ok so today I decided to see how I would do riding outside the ring with other horses around to get a feel of what its going to be like without a ring. I don't like it. Shaggy was amazing tho as so as I walked out to the field the other horse took off across it and he just stood there. But I just wasn't comfortable outside the ring. I was riding as if I was working in a ring not trail riding. I didn't feel like Shaggy was paying any attention to me. Which isn't a good thing especially trotting over ground poles I need to him to pay attention. I'm now terrified for them to take the ring down. I just have this feeling that taking down the ring isn't a good idea especially with me and shaggy working on jumping. The owners told me that want to get one of those metal arenas but in no way will one they can afford be big enough for jumping and cantering. I just don't know what to do. Maybe if I was a more confident rider I wouldn't have a problem rising without ring I don't know.
     
    07-24-2012, 09:07 AM
  #5
Trained
Is the ring right now an indoor or an outdoor ?
     
    07-24-2012, 03:51 PM
  #6
Yearling
When you guys trail ride, do you canter him? Has he ever run away with you? I ask because I'm wondering if you have had a negative running off situation with him or with a previous horse, or if rather, you are experiencing a fear related to an experience you may have watched someone else go through in your past.

It sucks to be feeling afraid ...I wonder if there is something some of the trainers here on HF could suggest to allow you and your boy to work toward overcoming your concerns, whether related to a fear with him or a past negative/scary experience...I'll keep my eyes open for any helpful threads if I see them!
     
    07-24-2012, 04:07 PM
  #7
Yearling
This will be a good learning experience for you... depending on the boundaries of a riding ring is no fun. Where I am working horses right now, the guy just had the whole pen area torn down but still has the nice footing of the arena - just no fences. I love it. You should have seen the look on the mare's face when I tried to get her to walk in it! The arena was lower than the grassy outside area so she had to actually step down in it. She didn't know what to make of it. Anyway, I think you'll be just fine. Just make sure there's someone around that can help you if you need it.
     
    07-24-2012, 06:57 PM
  #8
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Back2Horseback    
When you guys trail ride, do you canter him? Has he ever run away with you? I ask because I'm wondering if you have had a negative running off situation with him or with a previous horse, or if rather, you are experiencing a fear related to an experience you may have watched someone else go through in your past.

It sucks to be feeling afraid ...I wonder if there is something some of the trainers here on HF could suggest to allow you and your boy to work toward overcoming your concerns, whether related to a fear with him or a past negative/scary experience...I'll keep my eyes open for any helpful threads if I see them!
No I don't canter him hardly at all but since we've been working on jumping I have a little cause when we land a jump he'll canter a stride or two. Which is progress for me. Lol and no shaggy has never run off with me and honestly I think it would have to be something pretty freaking scary for him too. He was a trail horse before I got him so not to much bothers him. Not even when we were trail riding and all these little dogs came running out at him. I freaked cause was afraid he'd either step on one or he'd get bit so I trotted him away but he didn't freak out he was like "ok whatever" lol

If the trainers on here could suggest anything that would help that would be awesome! I don't have a trainer anymore. So I think maybe half my fear is not having someone there that knows what there doing. Thanks for keeping an eye out for threads for me =)
     
    07-24-2012, 06:58 PM
  #9
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by gypsygirl    
is the ring right now an indoor or an outdoor ?
Its an outdoor. =)
     
    07-24-2012, 07:07 PM
  #10
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Equilove    
This will be a good learning experience for you... depending on the boundaries of a riding ring is no fun. Where I am working horses right now, the guy just had the whole pen area torn down but still has the nice footing of the arena - just no fences. I love it. You should have seen the look on the mare's face when I tried to get her to walk in it! The arena was lower than the grassy outside area so she had to actually step down in it. She didn't know what to make of it. Anyway, I think you'll be just fine. Just make sure there's someone around that can help you if you need it.
HA I bet your mare was like what is going on here! Lol Thanks for the reply I just don't when my confidence issues got so bad. Normal I'm pretty confident but then the more I started riding bareback less confident I got when I rode with a saddle. And I wish I had someone to help me. But like I said above I don't have a trainer anymore so Im kinda all alone.
     

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