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Posted 8/10/2014 12:09:37 PM


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I'm totally out of ideas for ground work for the days that I can't ride cause of health issues. We do walking and trotting on lead, squaring up, lateral work, turns on the fore and hind legs, backing, head down, lunging both directions at the walk, trot and canter, and lunging over poles. We also do stuff you would find in a trail class, bridges, logs in a shape to back out of, logs to step over, ect. Ideas? I don't want her to get tired of it, especially lunging.



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Great job! Hmm what about just leading her out on a walk somewhere? It could be something fun for both of you :)

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Great job! Hmm what about just leading her out on a walk somewhere? It could be something fun for both of you :)


Thanks! Yeah we go on walks. Since we have 400 plus acres we always have somewhere new to see!



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you could do some desensitizing? When i broke my back and pelvis and couldnt ride, i did things like plastic bags flapping around, water jugs hung he could walk through, pool noodles to walk through... just really anything you can think of. Flags.. etc



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Free jumping? You could practice trailer loading if there's a trailer available, or walk through puddles after it rains if your horse doesn't like water. There's tons of simple little tricks you can teach like bowing and smiling on youtube.

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