Tips/ideas for dealing with a small indoor. - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 Old 04-16-2011, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: PA
Posts: 674
• Horses: 2
Tips/ideas for dealing with a small indoor.

Our indoor is small... about the size of 40 x 20 meter dressage arena. I suspect it's not quite 20 and doesn't feel like 40 because things are stored in the corners.

Anyone out there space challenged have ideas on how I can work with this? I love the farm I'm at, horses are well cared for (first and foremost) and we have a blast. Moving really isn't my priority, learning to deal is.

We have severe straightness/balance issues in the indoor, I'm always feeling like there isn't enough room to balance and work, but I suspect it's because I prefer riding outside. But it looks like we're in for lots of wet still, so no outdoors.

Thoughts... ideas... anything greatly appreciated. I have all these great books with exercises and can't do most of them because we lack the room.


Dear rain, please stop. I want to ride outside.
MudPaint is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 Old 04-16-2011, 04:06 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Merritt Island, FL
Posts: 64
• Horses: 1
The barn I'm at has an indoor that's about the same size, if not a little bigger.
I think once you ride in it some more, both you and your horse will get used to it. It took me and my horse a few weeks to get used to the small arena. You can still do serpentines and most other exercises in a small arena.

What kind of exercises do you want to do that require more space?
mmpgrumpy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
WANTED: Nippy foal tricks, tips, and ideas! Paint Mom Horse Training 8 02-16-2011 11:29 PM
Dealing with foals, ill try anything bubblegum Horse Training 16 10-30-2009 10:58 PM
Dealing with foals? Chiefie Horse Training 9 11-05-2008 02:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome