Fun and Interesting Groundwork?
I have had and trained horses for years and years. I LOVE taking babies and making them something special. One month ago I purchased a two year old OTTB, she had been run once and was a spectacular failure! She is the sweetest, kindest, most honest horse I have ever met!
I am not a believer in riding two year olds, so I am just working on groundwork and all that fun stuff until next spring. We are working on flexing, dropping her head, turns on the forehand/haunches, longeing, long-reining, ponying, standing for periods of time, ground poles, getting her used to tarps/bags showmanship exercises, backing over and through things, and everything I can think of.
My issue is that she is so smart and willing (and not totally green since she was worked with on the track) that I am fast running through my wealth of fun ideas! Everything we do she acts like she has been doing it her whole life! I was just wondering if anyone had any neat things you have done with your horses. I just don't want her (or me) to get bored in the next 6 months.
Thanks for all of your ideas! I appreciate it!