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More Ground Work Ideas??

So I'm working on getting Scars back in shape from the ground right now. We spend about 20-30 minutes a day on the lunge line as I don't want to push her yet. I start her off at a walk then a fast jog before speeding up to a lope for a couple circles, both directions. Then I keep her at jog until she does a nice slow jog with a nice low headset in both directions. Then I side pass her along the fence a few times each way. She backs with me several feet away, waving my finger and jiggling the lead a little. I have her pivot?? (keeping her head tipped towards me and spinning when I step towards her hindend) both directions. Turning away from me- I stand on her left and make her turn right away from me and the same the other way. I make her back up while standing next to me and stopping and speeding up when I do. I'm thinking of putting some logs down to help her pick up her feet a little. Any other ideas of what else I can do with her on the ground? Still working on the her sitting down, but she only does that at the beginning and hasn't done it for a couple days. I would just like something to keep her brain working until she leaves for the trainers in a couple weeks, so I would love any more ideas!!
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You can yeild fore and hind quarters, work on leading and stopping at a walk, trot, and lope from the ground (if you can get her to go as fast as a lope)
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You can yeild fore and hind quarters, work on leading and stopping at a walk, trot, and lope from the ground (if you can get her to go as fast as a lope)
She does already yield her hind and front to me (its what I meant by pivot but I just couldn't think of the right word lol). Her brakes work great already lol, just one step in the correct direction from me and an 'easy' she stops. She has wonderful respect for me on the ground already, Im just looking for something else to keep her brain busy lol.
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