Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Training: 2 exercises for lengthening on a cob horse

Armani is a cobby, baroque built horse. He finds lengthening challenging. But lateral work comes naturally. So our instructor has given us these two exercises. They introduce lengthening through lateral work.

Exercise 1: Shoulder-in to Lengthening
1) Ridden at the Trot
2) K-E. Sitting Trot. Shoulder in down half of the arena.
3) E-M. Rising trot. Straighten horse. Then ask him to lengthen his stride.

Exercise 2: 8 meter circle to Lengthening
1) Ridden at Trot
2) H. Rising or sitting. 8 meter circle in the corner. Establish a lot of bend. Work on getting the inside hind swinging under his body.
3) H-F. Rising trot. Straighten horse. Then ask him to lengthen his stride.

You are back around to where you started. You can go back to Exercise 1 if you wish.


wilsonc said...

thanks! I love when people post new exercises I can try with my pony. I'll be using both of these today.

Golden the Pony Girl said...

Ooh sounds like fun. I will have to try it on my block horse.

Grey Horse Matters said...

Looks good.

Michelle said...

Looks fun and helpful. Thanks for posting!

Petra said...
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Petra said...

thanks for sharing...will try them tomorrow...

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