Training schedule for chance??? Ideas?? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 11-24-2008, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
Training schedule for chance??? Ideas??

Hey appy Im gonna steal you idea :P But unlike you I have ONE horse :P

I've decided to work with chance but like I said in my "I've eatten dirt for the last time." I need you help!

For those who dont know chance: Shes a 5 yr old appaloosa/Tb mare. Before I got her she was a pasture ordiment abused starved ect. I worked her for about 5 months straight groundwork/ riding then she had two-three months off due to both an injury to her and me. During those 2-3 months we did all ground work. So now as of last month we are getting back into work and hopeing to get back where we were last summer. [ those amount of months are estiments]

No more ground work I swear we've done all we can! Its under saddle we need help!

If you look in the critique section theres a recent video of me riding chance.

These are the things we work on.

-Having a nice working/spingy walk --- not lazy and dull.
-trot we are trying to keep it calm and SOMEWHAT collected. - not all strung out.
- Canter we accually just started to canter again so I havent done any work on it.
-Jumping .. right now we are going back down to trot poles and small cross rails and learn to use her body not so much speed.
- we are also working on a lot of patterns and getting her to work of my leg rather then reins.

Okay now.. for your part :P

I need a good Training schedule. The days I go up to the barn is Sat. Sun. Tues. Thurs. I've made it tuesdays to be her day off for just loveing ect.

Any tips on what else I could work on with her.. and how to acheive some of the things in the list above ect. :)

Hope you guys can help!

Last edited by appylover31803; 11-24-2008 at 06:13 PM.
HorsesAreForever is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 Old 11-24-2008, 08:48 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 22,258
• Horses: 0
My first suggestion is that you work at the walk until you get that right before moving to the trot before moving to the canter. I would leave the jumping til very last. I also would not give her that extra day off, I mean she already has Mon, Wed, and Fri off. If you want time to connect with her and love on her, do it from the saddle. If you have the area, lots of trail riding will assist in keeping her alert and developing her working long walk. Also, it works great if you have some deadfall to ride through (nothing too extreme though) because that will help teach her to be aware of where her feet are and that will make her more concious of her feet during other work. Also, if she has only been ridden for about 5 months total in her life, then she is still a pretty green horse. Lots of miles over different terrain will give her experience in just being ridden. During the trot, just try to keep it at the pace that you want. Young horses sometimes tend to get strung out in their gates and just have to be worked through it. If she starts going too fast, then signal her to slow and then release the pressure. One of the things that I do on my young horses to teach them to rate and also be aware of me at all times is something I do on the trail on the way home. I will ask them for a slow trot. If they change the gait in any way such as speeding up, I will stop them and make them stand for a couple of seconds or maybe back a couple of steps. Then we will start home and again I will ask for a slow trot and repeat the entire process. This will help them learn to be aware of what you are doing at all times and teach them to move "with their brakes on". This will also help to keep their head down and their movement calm. When they get a bit older, I also work on that at the lope.
smrobs is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 11-24-2008, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
Thanks smrobs i'll keep that in mind! Did you post this before or after the video?? If before do you have any other ideas / tips after seeing her in action??

Ive had her for 9 months and yea she was ridden about 5-6 months all together with me before she came to me she was a pasture pet for 1-2 years. Was a lesson horse for a week before that but it ever worked out lol.

ALso everyone who cares to help watch the video in the 'Me Riding Chance WESTERN" post!! first :)
HorsesAreForever is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 11-24-2008, 09:34 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 22,258
• Horses: 0
yeah, I saw the vid and posted there too. but that was after I posted here. :)
smrobs is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 11-24-2008, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
Okay :) so do you have any more tips now that you saw the video or stay with ur orginal post hhaha i love making things difficult :P
HorsesAreForever is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 11-24-2008, 10:27 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 22,258
• Horses: 0
HA HA I posted my tips on the other thread. I love to make things difficult too. :)
smrobs is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 11-25-2008, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
lol :P okieee doke.

Thanks btw :)
HorsesAreForever is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Training schedule for 3 horses appylover31803 Horse Training 11 11-26-2008 04:26 PM
Location Change - new training schedule/other FriesianCatRider Horse Training 2 11-24-2008 05:09 PM
Help with my training schedule. free_sprtd Horse Training 6 11-18-2008 04:32 PM
horse training schedule for off track TB equinkel Horse Training 12 10-28-2008 07:59 AM
Riding/Training Schedule FutureVetGirl Horse Training 5 08-13-2008 03:58 PM

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