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  • Horse groundwork training
  • Circus ground work

View Poll Results: Are you interested in groundwork?
I'm not interested in 0 0%
I try, but I didn't like it 0 0%
I'm interested, but I don't know how 6 24.00%
I do it regularly 19 76.00%
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    05-08-2008, 10:35 PM
  #1
Foal
Groundwork

Hello.
Maybe, as you know, I'm really interested in alternative ways to work with my horse. Especially I'm interested in any kind of groundwork like Schooling in Hand, Long Reins, Circus Work, lunging, and so on.
Well I want to know, if you do something like this with your horse? Or do you stricly ride or drive them?
I feel like it's really unusual to do things like that with horses. I only saw lots of people doing Horsemanship, but never saw some in circus work. Am I right? What do you think about?
I'm curious about it.
Sady

PS: Feel free to correct my english ;) I want to learn it *giggle*

     
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    05-09-2008, 04:47 AM
  #2
Weanling
Im confused on what your trying to ask

I do flatwork very regulary, probally 4 times a week for 1h - 2h.

OMG cute horse hehe
     
    05-09-2008, 08:31 AM
  #3
Started
By "circus work" do you mean teaching the horse tricks, like standing on things, lying down, rearing, nodding his head, stuff like that?

Or do you mean vaulting, which is the gymnastics on horseback?
     
    05-09-2008, 08:50 AM
  #4
Trained
I'm a little confused on exactly what you are asking too. But If you taught your horse to sit I want to hear what you have to say! 8) OH... Your english is great!
     
    05-09-2008, 10:21 AM
  #5
Showing
I think Sadie is asking: Do you do ground work, unmounted, with your horse? I.e. Long-reining, lunging, Parelli groundwork, etc.

In that case, I think it is essential for a horse's training that they know what you're asking from the ground.

I would love to do some trick-training, but have absolutely NO idea how to go about it!
     
    05-09-2008, 10:45 AM
  #6
Started
I guess it depends on the age and level of training...but yeah, I do groundwork. I find it very useful and I think its more fun to mix things up for myself and the horse. For the youngsters, lots and lots of groundwork.
     
    05-09-2008, 10:57 AM
  #7
Showing
I don't do any circus work or anything like that with my horse. I do a lot of flatwork though, & lunging. That kind of groundwork is good, I like it a lot!
That is pretty cool your horse has been taught to sit!
     
    05-09-2008, 03:33 PM
  #8
Showing
Yes, I enjoy doing ground work. I do very little of it though. I do some stretching and yielding exercises before every ride, but only for maybe 10 minutes. My horse doesn't do any tricks though.
     
    05-09-2008, 05:56 PM
  #9
Foal
Oh I'm sorry if I couldn't describe it well, you know, my english ;)
I meant, I feel like it's unusual to do groundwork with the horse, especially in US, when you are from germany *g* And I wanted to know if you do it with your horses. Is there a good description for my "circus thing" ?
Thank you, JustDressageIt, for your support. What do you want to teach your horse? I have a Website in German, maybe I can translate it. But it's hard. I tried it before but I failed. :( I teach people in doing circus and trick training with their horses, and in clickertraining ... It's not as hard as it looks like, but you really have to learn it by reading books about behaviorism and Clickertraining to have a theoretical foundation to practice.

Sady
     
    05-09-2008, 06:48 PM
  #10
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sady
Oh I'm sorry if I couldn't describe it well, you know, my english ;)
I meant, I feel like it's unusual to do groundwork with the horse, especially in US, when you are from germany *g* And I wanted to know if you do it with your horses. Is there a good description for my "circus thing" ?
Thank you, JustDressageIt, for your support. What do you want to teach your horse? I have a Website in German, maybe I can translate it. But it's hard. I tried it before but I failed. :( I teach people in doing circus and trick training with their horses, and in clickertraining ... It's not as hard as it looks like, but you really have to learn it by reading books about behaviorism and Clickertraining to have a theoretical foundation to practice.

Sady
The "circus training" you are referring to is known as "trick training" here
Your english is great, by the way - I have no trouble understanding it! Good for you for practising!!

As for which tricks I would like to learn: how to teach my horse to lie down, bow, shake her head... hehe I'm getting ahead of myself!
     

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