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  1. #11
    Schoolmaster
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
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    Default Re: Transitioning from RS to riding on your own

    I'm in a similar position (acquired my first horse last summer) and one difference I've noticed is that a riding school horse had normally worked before I had a lesson on him/her (I had lessons in the evening) so your own horse, not having worked before, needs longer to warm up.

  2. #12
    Sport horse
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    338

    Default Re: Transitioning from RS to riding on your own

    if you are feeling slightly unsafe getting on straight away can I suggest that you lunge your horse for a few minutes first that will help get rid of any excess energy. I did that for years with my boy and still occasionally lunge him first before getting on if we go somewhere new. being brave doesn't always work

  3. #13
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
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    Default Re: Transitioning from RS to riding on your own

    I second 101 schooling exercises, they really start from basics of walking and halting on cue then build on that once you've mastered it. Even though I've owned 10 years, I realised that we weren't actually walking and halting as well as we could be! Very interesting and informative.

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