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Becca

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PostSubject: Schooling Blues   Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:45 pm

Velvet is one of a kind for sure.. sweetest mare I've ever come by with a heart made of gold that she'll try her heart out for you with all her might.. I'm pretty sure I'm head over heels in love with this mare.. i adore her.

lately I've been getting well.. bored with schooling (even though I'm VERY grateful i have an indoor to school in threw the winter don't get me wrong..). her walk /trot is really solid, and her canter is coming along GREAT (gets her leads 99% of the time, circles, and giving at the bit I'm very pleased!) but her owner doesn't want her canter to get "over done".. only allowed to canter her once or twice a week out of the 6 days of schooling we do. she knows her turn on haunch & forhand, leg yields, side passes, walk pirouettes, I've done poles with her & pole courses, spirals, circles, serpentines, EVERYTHING i can think of on the flat.. but I'm getting bored, and I'm afraid its going to start wearing off on my horse and i want to keep her as interested as possible keeping the learning process fun for her.

i would love to take her on a trail, but we have NONE around my barn (stupid housing and development.. :evil: ) without going on the roads for 20 or so minutes, and her owner doesn't want her on the roads at all so no dice for a good trail ride..

we have a marylew clinic & Andy clinic coming up April 22ND weekend & may 3rd weekend, plus a western show weekend after the Andy clinic, then a dressage show weekend after that.. and i want to get her as ready as possible for everything of coarse, but again.. it almost feels like a chore wanting to ride these days.. gosh boredom sucks!

anyone else get the schooling blues? any suggestions on any fun schooling exercises to perk us up??
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PostSubject: Re: Schooling Blues   Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:09 pm

We work on bending and flexing endlessly especially at slow speeds but it can get repetitive...

What about ending your sessions with some fun stuff??

Maybe swinging a rope over her head - trying to rope some pylons? Carrying a bucket of water? walking over a bridge? trotting poles? riding without stirrups? going over a tarp? dragging a tarp?
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PostSubject: Re: Schooling Blues   Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:20 pm

i was actually feeling the same way last night! i think tonight i might set up some trail course stuff, gate, backthru L, side pass poles, carry over, tarp etc.
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PostSubject: Re: Schooling Blues   Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:28 pm

ditto on the bombproofing fun stuff....put different objects in the ring when you are schooling.... you should see all the horses/ ponies react when something changes from the "norm" something as simple as different coloured barrel, a blanket over it, cones with tennis balls on top... the tarp is a great idea
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