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post #1 of 4 Old 02-13-2009, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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All Around???

Okay I'm trying to train my horse for multiple events. We have been working on Western Pleasure for about a year now and doing okay. I was pregnant last summer so I didn't get show as often as I would have liked to, but rode lightly through out the whole thing. So bascially he just needs some finishing touches. We recently started working on english and speed events as well. So my question is working practicing should I only work on one thing at time or switch it up often? Like everytime I ride switch to something different or one per week or whatever?

My horse is extremely intelligent and very willing. He has the potenial to be a great all around horse. Just give me your input what you think I should do.

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-14-2009, 09:22 AM
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I would work on one thing at a time. When I ride my horse I will work on pleasure one day, then mabe horsemanship patterns, HUS, trail patterns, then mabe take a day just for showmanship to give him a little bit of a break and then I will work on equ patterns. I think it works better this way because you are able to really focus on one thing. I think if you switch it up alot you are nto going to be able to get as much accomplished. I know I can get really picky when it comes to patterns so I need a whole day to practice lots of different patterns. I don't know if I would introduce speed events quite yet. I think I would wait till all of the western and english events are down exactly the way you want them first.

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post #3 of 4 Old 02-14-2009, 08:15 PM
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I agree with bgood get the horse comforitable in the other 2 events before your introduce speed patterns.
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-14-2009, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Ok thats what I was thinking. I rode english the past 2 times I rode and It was hard for me to get him to come back to me for western.

I do lots of patterns! I think they really show off your weak points ya know. Anyone can ride on the rail.

I do switch his tack up whe practicing the different events. I use a hackamore for speed, I have a bit I use for english and western and one for out on the trail. So I'm hoping he will be able to learn the difference.

Thanks for your input!

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