There you have it the "Figure of Death" I would be lying if I said this exercise was easy, it certainly was not!
We have 4 fabulous exercises in the pipeline for you guys to try & test out for yourselves. So Feast your eyes below on our first simple, yet effective exercise to ease everyone back into some light work.
This months exercise incorporates oxers and raised canter poles into a figure of 8. While it sounds relatively simple, certain aspects present their own challenges for different horses.
I can't quite get my head around it being the end of September already, doing our August weekly exercises just seemed to make the month fly by even quicker! This month, we decided to focus more on some flat work exercises, I came across this exercises over on our Pinterest account, and it is safe… Continue reading September Monthly Exercise – Pole To Pole
Well its our final August Monthly exercise and I have to say, I’m kind of sad to see this month end. To finish off, we decided again to ask our followers what they wanted to see and once again jumping won out (I’m starting to see a trend here). So the exercise we went with is a fun one that can, as usual, be ridden just on the flat.
This weeks exercise was extremely challenging to say the least. There was quite a mixed review regarding doing a flat work exercise or a jumping exercise, so I decided why not do one that benefits both! As Dante progressed through the exercise I could see a huge improvement so hopefully you all will see the… Continue reading August Monthly Exercise #3 – The Bend & Flex
Once you are happy with your approach to the flat poles, to challenge your horse more, start raising each pole up into raised poles, I started gradually with every second pole working toward the full row of poles all raised, (I kept them in sequence of right raised left raised the full way through the grid.