Groundwork Games

In the winter, it can be hard to motivate myself to go out and train my horses. However, it’s the time of year when I tend to spruce up my groundwork to make it easier all year round. Over the warm summer months, it’s easy to get caught up in fun, and I find some of the little, but important, training pieces get less attention. Winter is the perfect time to practice groundwork, since groundwork sessions are easier and less time consuming to prepare for. If you don’t have an indoor ring, you can still do many of these things outdoors in the snow or in the barn aisle. Here are some exercises to try with your horse this winter so you can be superstars when spring comes. 1. GROUND TYING This is a groundwork exercise to teach your horse to stand still and wait. It can be handy to…

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