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Overworking? What should this horse be doing?

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        05-21-2011, 09:50 AM
    Agree with Maura and Gyspsygirl.

    I some times use loose side reins on my gelding (he's 8) when my son (6) rides him. But he only walks and trots on the lunge and we are working on my sons balance and learning to post. I would not ride him with side reins on.
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        05-23-2011, 12:46 PM
    Im glad everyones agreeing with me... can't remember who said about not neccessarily turning away and I agree with that but I feel my sisters gelding should be turned away even for 6 months as physically he is immature and mentally too. Its nice to see other peoples opinions on side reins too as I have never used them and its interesting that someone said they'd never get on a youngster who hadnt been lunged in them.. that's another controversial issue to me because I never lunge my youngsters as I don't believe its neccessarily good for them and it always works for me but then again I don't disagree with people lunging-its personal choice.
    The idea of this thread is so I can show her it and maybe if she see's what other people thinks she'll back off a bit(As being my sister she does everything I tell her NOT to do!!)

    Anyways, also, do people think im doing the right thing or too much? I w/t my pony whilst schooling and have just started cantering half a circle then bringing back down to trot as she is still unbalanced and she lacks muscle. Out hacking I w/t/c as its all sraight lines and nice bridle ways and she's also started doing pole work Do you think that's too much/too little/about right?

    Keep your opinions coming!!

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