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Feb. 26, 2012, 06:22 PM
Only a few more weeks until spring! In the mean time, however, my mare and I have gotten a bad case of the winter blues, being stuck in an indoor for the past 3 months. Any fun exercises to do in a small indoor with three jumps?

Feb. 26, 2012, 06:46 PM
Gymnastics, jumps on a circle, figure eight with one jump in the center and one on each side, serpentines, transitions between jumps, make weave poles out of standards, cavaletti excercises, lots of flatwork! Think outside the box, use it as an opportunity to sharpen up on basics. As annoying as a small indoor can be, you can always use the tightness to challenge yourself in different ways :)

Feb. 27, 2012, 03:39 PM
Thanks! :)

Crown Royal
Feb. 27, 2012, 04:09 PM
Just be lucky you have an indoor to ride in, period! I really hate winter because that means almost zero riding since we only have grass. Yuck. I cannot wait for consistent spring weather!

Green Acres
Feb. 27, 2012, 04:36 PM
So jealous of your indoor!!! I only have grass pasture to ride on at home and trailer for lessons on Saturdays. Well it's raining every 2-3 days and no lesson this past weekend due to very wet ring at trainers. :(

Weather for this weekend doesn't look good either. How am I suppose to be ready to show in two weeks and possibly do AA show the end of March!!!:mad: