Starting to work with my mare for a competitive trail - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Trail Riding

Starting to work with my mare for a competitive trail

This is a discussion on Starting to work with my mare for a competitive trail within the Trail Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

Like Tree15Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-18-2013, 04:10 PM
I wasn't able to see her Monday through Thursday because it was waaaaaay too cold in the morning before work. I did get to see her today, and I was a little worried that she would have forgotten everything. I was wrong though!

She remembered everything we had done before, and I also taught her how to back up 2 different ways, and how to lunge! She did awesome, and was very respectful from the beginning. Once she got the hang of lunging, I started lunging her through obstacles. She's still weary of puddles, so I lunged her each way through some puddles, and then moved to some other obstacles.

My BO has this thing set up that is 3 different levels of jump, but instead of being like a normal jump, the other side is a hill so it's more like a big jump onto a different level of ground. (I hope that makes sense) Anyway, there is 1, 2, and 3 feet "jumps" and I lunged her over the 1 and 2 foot ones, and she did very well. When I first brought her home she was very confused by things she had to step over, so I would make her walk over things a lot to get her used to them. She's doing much much better.

I felt so connected to her today. We're coming along so nicely and I couldn't be happier.

You can kind of see the "jumps" in the picture I attached.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg photo (1).jpg (56.2 KB, 17 views)
horse happy likes this.
Sponsored Links
    01-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Green Broke
Happy to hear about your progress w/her. Sounds like just what you both needed to achieve your goals safely.Take you time & enjoy the journey.
horse happy and DixieKate like this.
    01-18-2013, 07:59 PM
I'm glad to see how well she is doing! I'm sure you're looking forward to a fun weekend!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Competitive Trail Riding SayiWont Trail Riding 14 01-23-2012 09:59 PM
Competitive Trail Riding... Calmwaters Trail Riding 27 09-18-2011 09:56 PM
Competitive Trail Riding? MethowHorses25 Trail Riding 4 03-30-2011 05:55 PM
Competitive Trail Riding-- Help?? eralcx3 Trail Riding 13 06-30-2009 10:36 AM
Competitive Trail.... Friesian Mirror Horse Shows 6 02-09-2007 12:43 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0