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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
What about setting up some more difficult courses? Not more difficult regarding height, but more of with the spacing and such. You can create small bounces, trios, interesting looking jumps, wide but low jumps that make her stretch, tighter turns...things that make her use her head. This will help her in the long run, as well as help cure her boredom.
Also work on her ground manners. Those will help when you get on her. Ask her to yeild to pressure at the poll, sides, shoulders, butt, etc- back on command, pivot...all of those things can be VERY good foundations to help bring her back.
At this point I'd probably start trying to get on her again. She may need soem firm riding for a while, and it might be good to have another person watching just in case, but once she understands that she can't just run off and do as she pleases, you can really get to work. Serpentines, small circles, lead changes, all of these things can be executed safely without a lot of risk of her being hurt- provided that you warm her up, cool her down, and condition her sufficiently.
Just watch for that lameness! It can sneak up out of no-where ^^
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