Bored Horse and Rider: Possible Games/Exercises?
Y'all are probably getting tired of hearing about my little OTTB mare, haha! But I need help with her...
She and I are both getting bored with the same 'ole, same 'ole. Everytime I ride her it's fighting on the flat, going over a few fences, and then walking out along the road. Same thing every time I ride her. Nothing's getting better in terms of her training and she even seems to be going backwards.
We are both tired of doing nothing. I can tell she's getting bored because she acts up (bolts, bucks, spins, etc) which she's never done before. Nothing's changed either, except I'm riding/working her a bit less (4x a week instead of 6x). We need some constructive spice in our routine. I can't vary our environment much as we've been on every "trail" there is to go on around the place and she's been everywhere I can safely get her. I don't have a trailer and I'm on a very tight budget which has made training her hard.
Basically I'm asking for fun and constructive exercises to switch things up for us. She's very stiff and trying to bend her is like trying to bend a 2x4, haha! So exercises to encourage her to stretch and bend would be great!
So I'm looking for:
I feel like I'm asking a lot of y'all, but I know y'all never mind helping (((:
Thank you so much!