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heart2horse 05-15-2011 12:01 PM

Riding in Grass...?'s
 
Is is okay to ride in grass (that includes flatting and jumping)?
Where do you ride in winter?
If you only do light riding in winter, can you get back to jumping again in spring? Will the horse forget all the previous jumping training?

Anything else added in helps! Thanks:)

heart2horse 05-15-2011 12:08 PM

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What do you think of this?

Brighteyes 05-15-2011 12:15 PM

As far as grass, no problem. I flat and jump in a grass arena and in grassy fields. As long as it isn't slippery, it seems to make a nice surface.

heart2horse 05-15-2011 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Brighteyes (Post 1035125)
As far as grass, no problem. I flat and jump in a grass arena and in grassy fields. As long as it isn't slippery, it seems to make a nice surface.

Ok, great! thanks! Me and my dad are trying to figure out solutions for riding areas for when we bring my horse home next spring:D

ridergirl23 05-15-2011 01:00 PM

if you only do light riding in winter the horse will not forget his training, he might need to be refreshed, and you wikll need to build up his jumping muscles again. :)

heart2horse 05-15-2011 01:15 PM

That's good to hear(: thank you!

EquineLover 05-15-2011 02:06 PM

Riding in grass is fine. Actually, at one of my riding schools, their jumping arena was grass instead of sand!

MaggiStar 05-15-2011 03:27 PM

I only ride in grass all year round its much nicer to ride on.
In winter its fine to ride on just no sharp turns if its wet or greasy and avoid riding in the saem area constantly as it gets poached up.

Dont need boots or shoes to ride in grass jsut tack up and head on

VelvetsAB 05-15-2011 04:17 PM

Grass is perfectly fine to ride in.

If you rode lightly all winter, you should make sure your horse has been brought back up to fit before jumping him. He might be a little fresh and need a few reminders, but I doubt he would completely forget it.

equiniphile 05-15-2011 06:13 PM

My arena is grass for right now until we can afford to have sand put in. In the winter, I do mostly trail work to avoid tearing up the arena. It's great if you have an indoor arena you can trailer to during the winter months.


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