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post #11 of 13 Old 04-04-2012, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by WesternBella View Post
I love that idea, unfortunately I can't water down the arena (it's not mine) but I suppose I might be able to draw a big circle. (any suggestions how?)
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Easy, if you have someone to help, if you want a 60ft. Circle measure out 30ft.of rope. Have your helper hold one of the rope at the center of your circle you hold the other, go around your helper marking where the end of your rope ends making a complete circle. You could mark it with flour or spray paint to get you started. Once you learn to make a circle then of course then you don't need the line in the dirt and you can change the sizes and know when you are doing it right because practiced a perfect circle. Remember don't hold him on the circle, don't babysit. Just correct him when he falls off.
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post #12 of 13 Old 04-05-2012, 09:49 PM
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I had this problem for a very long time. Fixed it in one try.
Looked up. Pin pointed exactly where I was traveling. Wha Pam. Perfect circle.
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Originally Posted by WesternBella View Post
I love that idea, unfortunately I can't water down the arena (it's not mine) but I suppose I might be able to draw a big circle. (any suggestions how?)
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Go to any sporting goods store and pick up a bunch of the little orange cones that soccer players use to mark their field for drills.

Measure and cut a rope to the radius of the circle you want to ride. To make it easy on your horse, make it a large radius. In the dressage world the standard large circle is 20 meters (66 feet) in diameter.

Have an assistant hold the rope in the middle of where your circle will be. You grab the other end and walk out until rope is taut. Then walk around your assistant all the way round the circle. If the arena is all chewed up, get a rake or drag and smooth it out so you can clearly see your footprints.

Then drop the cones along your footprints at regular intervals.

You now have a circle to ride.
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