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post #1 of 5 Old 03-20-2007, 06:05 PM Thread Starter
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Today was Charm's first day to try serpentines. She is a coming three-year-old Icelandic Horse.

I gathered up some trash cans and a box that my husband was about to cut up into the recycle bin, and set them in a line.

Charm checked out each obstacle (there must have been something edible in one of the cans as it kept drawing her attention).

We practiced weaving the barrels a couple of times, and then grabbed a quick video:

She tried to rush past the wrong side of the last obstacle, but took the correct way at the last second.

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-20-2007, 06:44 PM
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Awww charm is lovely. How big is she? I was doing alot of serpentines last season with my Fell in style and performance classes - he picked it up really quickly! Supprised me! its all about co-ordination when your doing serpentines under saddle.

Well done Charm!! When are you breaking her? :)
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-20-2007, 07:58 PM
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Be careful when practicing serpentines. They can be very difficult on the joints, much like a 20 meter circle, especially on a developing horse.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-20-2007, 11:26 PM
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She looks GOREGOUS!!!!! and she looks like she's a smart one!

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