• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Favorite longeing excercises for rider?

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Favorite longeing excercises for rider?

    What are some of your excercises for the rider that you do on the longe. I;m getting bored with mine.
    I will share my favorite, the " climb the rope". Great for stretching the rider up tall and helps them sit correctly on seat bones.
    www.ncsporthorse.com

  • #2
    Good ol toe touches - both across the horse (left hand touch or reach towards right foot) and on the same side. Useful both for teaching leg to stay in place no matter what chaos is going on w the body, and for getting comfortable regaining your position.

    Also, w leg facing forward (not toes out, which makes it much easier) lifting the whole leg off the horse, straight out. Really loosens tight parts of hips.
    http://wildwoodfarmnc.com

    http://cantersgutenberg.wordpress.co...g-quiet-goose/

    Comment


    • #3
      I do large circles with arms at walk/trot, "Swimming" and "backstroke" at walk/trot (both riding and sitting trot for all of these), "Stand up in stirrups" at trot, two point, having rider try and "touch the horses ears", touching toes on opposite side, two point with one arm out to side, then to hip then out to side, as rider progesses go to both hands. Arms out to side, twist body to the right from waist, then to the left etc. Am sure there is more I am overlooking!
      www.shawneeacres.net

      Comment


      • #4
        Arms out to side, shoulder height, twist at the high waist (keep hips as straight as possible) till arms are parallel to the horse's spine. Good for identifying unevenness in lateral flexibility.

        Close eyes and tilt head as if looking up. Good for stretching spine and uncurling core.

        Tho both of these are probably already in your library.
        "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

        Spay and neuter. Please.

        Comment


        • #5
          Closing eyes! Makes you really feel every movement. At first you feel like you might fall off though
          Welcome to my dressage world http://www.juliefranzen.blogspot.com/

          Comment


          • #6
            Many years ago I went to Michael Poulins farm up in Fairfield Maine.Here are a couple of my favorite longe excercises that helped my seat the most that I learned while there.

            1) With horse trotting scissors your legs ,keeping knees straight,place one leg forward a few inches and one back and then reverse movement.Do this approx 10 times or until it hurts.It stretches your tendons
            2) With horse trotting and your legs hanging loosely at sides of horse slowly bend one knee up toward your chest.You probably will only get has far as the top of saddle.Then slowly put leg back down to norm position,Repeat 10 times on each leg.
            This next one is my favorite for getting a DEEP seat.
            3) With horse trotting ,hold your arms straight out in front of you towards the horses neck and slowly raise arms together until your arms are straigt over head.As you raise your arms ,also raise your head and stretch your upper body at the same time.Then slowly lower your arms little by little until your arms are hanging at your sides.As you lower your arms collapse your spine and let your head hang down so that all of your upper body weight is in your seat and legs (like a ton of bricks). Let yourself hang heavy for a few strides .Then keeping the weight in your seat and legs slowly raise your arms again over your head,straightening your spine and lifting your head up looking at ceiling.Ride a few trot strides like that (hands pointing to ceiling and head looking up to ceiling,body stretching up).At that point maintain the stretch with your body but slowly allow arms to come down hanging loosely at your sides and bring your head to normal postition.Repeat 4-5 times until your seat is deep and weight is in your heels,and your upper body is light and your posture (spine) is straight and flexible.

            Comment

            Working...
            X