This is quite possibly the simplest exercise ever! 


They are called this, because they are just put splat on the floor without worrying too much about distance or position.

These are great to use as part of the warm up, and very easy to ride over. Although ideally ridden at a trot, they could if needed, be introduced to the horse at walk.
Picking up a nice, balanced trot, the rider should keep the contact light and themselves balanced. Simply aim for the centre of the poles, while keeping the rhythm of the trot the same.

The odd angles and distances of the poles will encourage the horse to lower his head to take a look at the poles and therefore lengthen across the neck and back.

Exercise by

Catherine Stewart cert. ESMT (IAAT, IAAMB)All enquiries to: 07725470795 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.