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post #1 of 10 Old 10-17-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Can you guys please give me suggestions on teaching rhythm at the w/t/c... I'm looking for exercises and training tips etc.

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-17-2011, 11:20 PM
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hi pm,are you looking for rhythm technics for you or your horse?
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-17-2011, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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my horse. thanks

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post #4 of 10 Old 10-17-2011, 11:42 PM
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have you tried going over evenly seperated timbers?
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-18-2011, 01:00 AM
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hi pm,are you looking for rhythm technics for you or your horse?
The two are linked. A horse cannot have rhythm unless the rider does as well. The horse looks to the rider to maintain rhythm and tempo. A car does not dictate the speed that it travels on the road, just as a horse does not dictate the speed it travels under saddle.
As a rider, it is out job to find and maintain our horse's rhythm.
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post #6 of 10 Old 10-18-2011, 08:55 AM
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i agree totally.thank you
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post #7 of 10 Old 10-18-2011, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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but is there anything besides endlessly trotting around the ring... besides trot poles?

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post #8 of 10 Old 10-18-2011, 02:15 PM
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yes mam,there is a list of exercises to practice rhythm,do you want to start at a walk or a trot?
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-18-2011, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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walk, then trot, then canter : )!

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post #10 of 10 Old 10-19-2011, 01:33 PM
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we will start here,and if you dont understand something,please let me know.ok,start off with smooth diagonals up and down the pen,easing him to the right with your left leg and vice versa.when he is steady and comfortable at a walk,then do it at a trot.but hold his nose just a little in the same direction your applying leg pressure.ask him to lead with his shoulder,then his rib cage.if you canget him to do this,the next thing we will do is adjust him to a smooth side pass and crossing his feet over correctly.let me know how you are doing.
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