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post #11 of 13 Old 09-20-2012, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
Put down some trot poles and get her working over those - raise the ends to make her really engage over them. Transitions, transitions, transitions!! Spirals, leg yields, shoulder/haunches in, turn on forehand/hindquarters.
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This - except at 4 she won't be able to do SI/HI BUT start instead with Shoulder Fore (SF) and a HI with just a little bend.

Maybe set up an indoor obstacle course where she needs to listen to the rider - walking around and over obstacles, etc... all to get and keep her mind engaged, as she is still a youngster (think teenager).

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Actually, I can get a shoulder in and haunches in :) in trying to find a tarp to play with....
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-20-2012, 02:37 PM
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Your horse is very young to be put under all this pressure of schooling and jumping. She's still in pre-school and she wants to find learning fun - you are boring her to death and probably putting a lot of strain on her joints in process. You will end up with one very sour horse
I see you are looking at giving her new things to do to get her to use her mind a bit and thats really great for her
I spent most of the time with my 4 year olds just hacking them out (trail riding) They get to see 'stuff', learn to deal with things & relax and its surprising how much sneeky schooling you can do at the same time wihtout them even noticing it.
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