Raised Poles Part 3

Tuesday’s Tip! Raised Poles Part 3 Polework and lunging Using poles in your lunging can be really beneficial. You get to see how your horse moves over poles on the ground and you can work out where they need some help and more training. You can place the poles on a circle or a straight line and work over them. You can extend the poles out to help your horse…

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Pole work Part 2

Tuesday’s Tip! Pole work Part 2 Exercises over poles to help engage your horse’s hindquarters. Place at least 6 poles in a line along the centre line, have them space at trot distance and work over them focussing on rider a good turn and straight line, then start to make the distance between the poles wider so the horse has to stretch out more in trot. You can also shorten…

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Pole work Part 1

Tuesday’s Tip! Pole work Part 1 Pole work can be very helpful for both horse and rider as it improves the rider’s feel and the horse’s gaits. Pole work can be strenuous so be sure not to overdo it when training. Working your horse over poles can help them engage more with their hindquarters as well as increasing their rhythm. When you work your horse over poles they have to…

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