Great lesson and mounted games ideas needed too!

Gattino

Happy Appy
Jul 16, 2012
1,290
599
113
Ireland
I was so wrecked today and stressed from work and trying to sort getting heating fixed in apartment. General life stuff was getting me down and wasn't really feeling in the mood to go out in the rain.

But went up to yard, was running late so that makes me even more stressed :giggle: but once I got in the saddle felt so much better.

Had a lesson and we went to the allotments, did most of it in walk to get Cyrus nice and chilled even when doing exciting things and being out and about.

He was a total angel pony. We did some small banks, went through running river made by the rain at a gate, we passed some sheep, he looked at them in the field but the loose ones a few feet away did not bother him in the slightest! We went through a deeper water thing.

We did a bigger drop from bank that had never done before, probably about 3 1/2 feet. 1st couple goes he went too much to right and was dithering at the top and not wanting to do it. But then my RI gave me a pep talk and I did it again a lot more confidently. I realised I had been nervous which would make him nervous. Once I was confident it went perfect :bounce: So did that a few more times. Was a slightly tricky one as had to make sure to keep my line down really straight, while letting reins go to buckle, as ground dodgy with rocks if veered a couple feet wrong to either side.

Felt really proud of me and Cyrus for doing it well in the end. Once I show no fear he is a super brave boy and does not bat an eyelid.

To finish, my instuctor walked around pathway to top of a field near gate home and me and Cyrus went over a little bank and towards the edge of a field and walked up. This is the usual 'canter track' but we were doing it in walk to teach him not to assume its canter place, was really good to get him to do a nice active walk up the field and follow my aids and be a total lamb :biggrin:

I was so destressed and happy after our session, horses are just so good for the soul and mind :happy:

Cyrus got an apple for Valentine's Day and he deserved it for being such a little star :wub:

My RI is going to try organise to do some adult mounted games in April :biggrin: so excited about that :bounce: I think Cyrus will enjoy that :giggle:

So if anyone has any mounted games ideas please do share :help: we are going to have teams of 4
 
Last edited:

newforest

Well-Known Member
Mar 15, 2008
28,108
13,287
113
Mounted games ideas, yes lots.

Sock race, sack race, mugs, buckets, granny, bending, egg and spoon, postbox, ride and run, jump and run-hurdles, flag, musical buckets, beanbags, balloons.

:giggle: does this give away what I do of a summer.

Here you are http://www.horseclub.co.uk/gymkhana_games.htm
 
Last edited:

Gattino

Happy Appy
Jul 16, 2012
1,290
599
113
Ireland
Thanks NF those ideas sound great. I am lucky spotty horse is not too big easy to get on and off without a block :giggle: and he always stands nicely
 

newforest

Well-Known Member
Mar 15, 2008
28,108
13,287
113
If want any help just pm, I love mounted games. It just makes a change for her.
I sometimes do barrel racing but walk and trot only. Adds variety.
 

Trewsers

Well-Known Member
Oct 13, 2004
54,982
15,905
113
52
On an island
Cyrus definitely deserved his valentine's apple! He sounds such a good chap and you sound like you're having a really good time with him.
 

Gattino

Happy Appy
Jul 16, 2012
1,290
599
113
Ireland
Cyrus definitely deserved his valentine's apple! He sounds such a good chap and you sound like you're having a really good time with him.

He is great, he also deserved all the polos he got today after he got his mane pulled :giggle: poor chap, friend helped me and we got half it done and hardest half, other half not as bad so will tackle that tomorrow :bounce:
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
Jane&Ziggy Great lesson with Charlie Training of the Horse and Rider 3
R great lesson today First Timers 10
Star the Fell Just had a great lesson Cafe 4
R Great lesson yesterday First Timers 4
domane Great lesson this morning... Training of the Horse and Rider 4
Gattino Broke my finger (but had great lesson) Cafe 11
squidsin Great lesson! Training of the Horse and Rider 5
Gattino Great lesson today Cafe 5
notpoodle Had a great lesson today! Adults who ride Ponies 7
EquineObsession Another Great Lesson with Pics! First Timers 2
J Leahy another great lesson Cafe 0
Jane&Ziggy Great lesson today Cafe 5
P Great lesson - good instructor Training of the Horse and Rider 4
laceyfreckle Lesson today...got any advice? Confidence not great - 1st lesson in 4yrs Older Riders 10
K Great lesson - Really pleased! Cafe 0
Murphley Moo great lesson tonight with new instructor First Timers 12
A Great lesson First Timers 5
P Great lesson Training of the Horse and Rider 1
lyneveanderson Great Lesson :) Older Riders 6
Doeylicious GREAT lesson today :oD ~piccies~ Training of the Horse and Rider 4
IAmEllie Really great lesson, but shoulders? *long* Training of the Horse and Rider 9
Spider Great Lesson Today!! General 3
midnightmare Great Lesson! General 1
perkypinky great lesson - dont feel like giving it all up now! General 4
Rebecca1969 Another great lesson Older Riders 0
pepsimaxrock not such a great lesson - bit ashamed.. Older Riders 10
K A great lesson - back on a riding high! First Timers 2
Anna-Marie :) had a great XC lesson General 0
K Another great canter lesson but exhausting! First Timers 5
T great canter lesson- finally! First Timers 9
K Diagonals - great lesson First Timers 1
loopyh Great Lesson Older Riders 5
N Woohoo, great lesson! Training of the Horse and Rider 8
R great first lesson-no more jitters! First Timers 5
Colour_Crazy_Gi Had a great jump lesson :D General 9
amandal Great lesson this weekend Older Riders 3
N Really great lesson! Training of the Horse and Rider 4
L A Great Lesson today Older Riders 7
Jessey Great lesson yesterday Other Disciplines 8
loopyh Great Lesson Older Riders 2
piftisha Lesson and Practice ride were great! Thanks for the encouragement! First Timers 5
cookie84 Great lesson! First Timers 4
*Sez* Great lesson! General 1
Hannah.Horsie Great Lesson :D First Timers 3
SwiftwindSpirit Great lesson (but horse in the wrong place at the wrong time) General 5
back.in.saddle Great lesson :) General 3
BeachRiding Great lesson today! General 3
Purple Hugs Great lesson post... again! First Timers 2
Purple Hugs Isn't it great... when you have a great lesson! First Timers 7
rather-b-riding Great lesson today..lots of cantering!! Older Riders 5

Similar threads

newrider.com