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post #1 of 7 Old 08-13-2013, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Need new ideas for exercises

I need new exercises for my arabian, bozz, We walk 4 times around the area for warm up, then trot around twice, and we just started cantering last night so it would be helpful for some ideas, we usually walk and trot over poles laying on ground, and then around two barrels we are wanting to try something new, and build our relationship together.

She is open to new things, I've noticed she is kinda like a dog in the sense she wants to do things to please like a dog would for his owner. So new things please....

Thanks sarah
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You could always move the poles and barrels to create an obstacle course. Walk over a pole, walk through two parallel poles then back through them, circle around a barrel and step over a pole while you circle.
You could also go over poles in the round pen too.
You could find some pool noodles, plastic bags, etc. and make even more obstacle courses.

You could do serpentines, practice sidepassing, etc.
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exercises

Serpentines
Figure eights
Trot poles
Single poles in various points of a pattern
Transitions - trot long side, walk short side; vice versa; trot half circle walk half circle; halt-walk-trot-halt; etc.
Teardrop patterns
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This book has been recommended a lot~
101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider by Cherry Hill - Reviews, Discussion, Bookclubs, Lists

A Jack and Three Queens, the latest book by James C. Dedman, Amazon.com
Hope that you fall in love with "Trot", like I did! http://www.horseforum.com/general-of...queens-617793/
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im riding western til I can get a new girth for my english saddle
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western right now til my I get a new girth for my english saddle
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