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    Default slide show photo progression over trot poles.

    This is a 4 y.o. horse going over trot poles. I thought it was kind of fun to see the mechanics in a still photo slide show.

    It is interesting how much effort he puts into not touching the poles. He is a very careful horse and quite schooled at cavaletti and poles. He can easily do up to 9 trot poles in a row without touching any of them.

    Slide show here


    I've never filmed this or slowed it down before, thought some of you might find it interesting too.



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    That is very cool. He really doesn't want to touch those poles, does he?
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    Tidy, I love your analytical mind! You are a kindred spirit!

    Fantastic articulation of his joints. I would recommend you maintain a more vertical body to encourage him to begin flexing the joints of the grounded legs as well as those of the stepping legs, and thus encourage even better balance and carriage through the cavaletti, getting maximum gymnastic benefit. (That being said, I don't believe you are the rider in these shots.)

    What a fun horse! Gotta love those super diligent ones...



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    Wow - that was really interesting. Thanks! The hind leg action is really impressive/surprising. I guess this is why trot pole and cavaletti work can be good for strengthening stifles!



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    You're right Ludger, That is not me on the horse. I do ride him more vertically through then this rider does. She's working on keeping her body back both over fences and over poles.

    She's doing a great job in the Tidy Rabbit fast track school for RE-riders.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tidy rabbit View Post
    She's doing a great job in the Tidy Rabbit fast track school for RE-riders.
    I think she should reward her great success to date with a fancy pinto gelding of some sort. Now where could she find one of those.....????

    That is a cool progression of pics!



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    very neat! He is definitely a careful one



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    Quote Originally Posted by PNWjumper View Post
    I think she should reward her great success to date with a fancy pinto gelding of some sort. Now where could she find one of those.....????

    That is a cool progression of pics!
    Yes, a graduation present of sorts for when she graduates from The Tidy Rabbit fast track school for RE-Riders. The dear girl really should treat herself. LOL. I'm lucky to have her here helping out, she's a treasure for sure!



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    I'll have to post another one when we do it over raised poles, that should be interesting too.




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