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Trail is the most relaxing for horse and rider. Arenas get BORING
2/23/2009 11:27:58 PM
Hand Walk to cool out or to wet to work them
2/23/2009 6:45:16 PM
only have 2 acres, not much room to do anything outside of the turnout area.
2/23/2009 6:37:52 PM
indoor arena on occasion
2/23/2009 5:57:24 PM
on the gravel road
2/23/2009 5:38:54 PM
in the pasture
2/23/2009 4:54:32 PM
mostly work on the trails or neighbor's rings
2/23/2009 2:57:54 PM
outdoor ring work when footing permits, hay field, jumping field, lots of x-country
2/22/2009 9:49:13 PM
2/22/2009 8:35:32 PM
Using turnout and a ponyhorse for exercise.
2/22/2009 5:21:05 PM
I also use the "common" area.
2/22/2009 2:59:57 PM
2/22/2009 2:18:04 PM
the trail is the best place to train and exercise both horse and rider
2/22/2009 1:14:29 PM
In the country, I condition and train in the brush and trails, haul to an arena to compete barrels
2/22/2009 10:57:51 AM
Great wide open after the round pen
2/22/2009 8:31:49 AM
Any place I can get safe footing and show her different things!
2/21/2009 9:10:53 PM
I use a field
2/21/2009 8:15:16 PM
mostly warmed up then trailed or to arena with cows
2/21/2009 6:33:21 PM
veriety adds spice to life!
2/21/2009 4:11:28 PM
work on them where ever and when ever needed. constently training and improving comunication with
2/21/2009 3:28:46 PM
I vary my routine to keep my horse from getting board
2/21/2009 2:54:25 PM
Having the indoor arena for winter and inclement weather is so helpful for consistent training.
2/21/2009 11:12:42 AM
Ours are out 24/7,but we play w/them all over our property
2/20/2009 9:34:57 PM
I play Parelli with my horses anywhere I can!
2/20/2009 6:13:48 PM
2/20/2009 4:19:36 PM
Everywhere!-whenever I am with them.
2/20/2009 4:14:24 PM
2/20/2009 1:41:11 PM
I work my horses everywhere that I can so that they are not afraid of anything.
2/20/2009 12:43:52 PM
Depends, if I am trying to work thru an unwanted behaviour then where I will get the most results.
2/20/2009 12:09:13 PM
We're in rural America, so pastures work well for our stock to maintain weight and added fitness.
2/20/2009 11:46:45 AM
I board one horse at an all-weather facility which allows me to haul in the other 3 for schooling
2/20/2009 10:28:31 AM
where ever my horse is able to ride
2/20/2009 7:52:36 AM
horses do fine without a round pen
2/20/2009 7:30:09 AM
We are lucky to have a large indoor for inclement weather, so we can ride 24/7.
2/20/2009 7:19:13 AM
also on my hayfields and in the pastures
2/20/2009 1:37:58 AM
they live in a pasture so mostly work themselves; don't have arena so i mostly work them on trails
2/20/2009 12:00:04 AM
we have a 100 acre pasture the geldings stay in and i work my gelding on the hills ")
2/19/2009 10:41:09 PM
Every time a horse is in "hand", training/work is performed!
2/19/2009 7:47:13 PM
I find the deep, soft sand on the beach ideal for muscle definition, as well as peace of mind.
2/19/2009 7:44:24 PM
I ride my clydie in our large paddock just walk & trot around it's very relaxing for her.
2/19/2009 7:11:54 PM
We go to play days at other farms/ranches
2/19/2009 5:16:42 PM
We have small med and large on the ranch, it makes it nice
2/19/2009 4:43:07 PM
2/19/2009 4:31:05 PM
outdoor or my neighbor's indoor if weather is bad
2/19/2009 3:57:48 PM
60 X 800 paddock gives room to work without danger of "open space"
2/19/2009 3:43:42 PM
2/19/2009 3:24:39 PM
sometimes a hack down the road
2/19/2009 3:08:33 PM
I have a round pen, outdoor arena and a great big ranch for training endurance, I'm very lucky.
2/19/2009 2:54:24 PM
Cross country courses
2/19/2009 2:37:32 PM
I like to work my horses in our pasture. Barrel horses get too much arena work!
2/19/2009 1:41:52 PM
Outdoor arena/trail when at home, indoor arena at shows, if applicable.
2/19/2009 1:34:25 PM
I ride in the pasture a lot
2/19/2009 11:27:19 AM
We don't have an arena but we have 80 acres to ride!
2/19/2009 9:39:58 AM
I train horses for safaries in Africa
2/19/2009 4:32:45 AM
Used to go hacking about 6 miles a day, not poss. in city now.
2/19/2009 3:15:10 AM
interval work on hills
2/19/2009 12:15:55 AM
as mnay different places as possible
2/18/2009 10:27:35 PM
In the snow!
2/18/2009 9:08:08 PM
2/18/2009 8:39:35 PM
warm up on the walker, ride all different venues to keep the mind fresh
2/18/2009 8:17:30 PM
wherever and whenever
2/18/2009 8:03:24 PM
I ride in a pasture on my farm.
2/18/2009 8:00:52 PM
In the pasture
2/18/2009 7:49:12 PM
Mostly grass field
2/18/2009 7:14:12 PM
In the pasture, on the road or on the trail. I'm so poor.
2/18/2009 6:59:03 PM
I'm fortunate enought o have a hill on my property, which is great for building stamina
2/18/2009 6:40:27 PM
indoor sand ring,outdoor hogfuel ring & hogfuel trails
2/18/2009 6:12:09 PM
A combination of the above
2/18/2009 5:05:59 PM
The horses in training work on the track as well as the other places I checked.
2/18/2009 4:42:28 PM
trailer to lessons at indoor, and ride in dirt driveway
2/18/2009 4:07:20 PM
Working my dressage & jumper outside the arena keeps their minds fresh and makes them more adaptable
2/18/2009 2:23:58 PM
outdoor arena & cross country course
2/18/2009 2:07:59 PM
we trail ride for six days a week for an hour or two and the rest of day is in the pasture
2/18/2009 1:49:54 PM
I try to keep mu work relavent to the real world of use.
2/18/2009 12:42:19 PM
open farm land
2/18/2009 12:42:14 PM
good for the mind and lots of vegetations to do circles etc.
2/18/2009 12:25:24 PM
2/18/2009 12:16:55 PM
Riding the high desert trails of New Mexico works hindquarters, heart, lungs and soul
2/18/2009 11:59:25 AM
I trailer to my trainers for lessons, rest of the time outdoor arena.
2/18/2009 11:36:07 AM
The more places you work a horse the better prepared they are for anything.
2/18/2009 11:13:57 AM
Hack out on large acreage; school in flat corner of field.
2/18/2009 11:08:14 AM
any time together is educational
2/18/2009 11:01:31 AM
Indoor arena and on trails to avoid boredom
2/18/2009 10:53:36 AM
I usually ride around our hayfields and pasture then head out to the hills via a rural road.
2/18/2009 10:14:05 AM
i like to keep a good variety in our training program, to keep the horses fresh and thinking
2/18/2009 8:42:10 AM
on the farm
2/18/2009 8:12:45 AM
Any goof footing open area this time of year!
2/18/2009 7:53:11 AM
for work outdoor arena, after that relax on the trails
2/18/2009 7:36:54 AM
trailer to trails occassionaly, have small acreage to work horses on
2/18/2009 4:20:05 AM
In the arena & on the trails!
2/18/2009 1:13:06 AM
Love the beach but my indoor has to be my fav
2/18/2009 12:01:56 AM
We have a big, relatively flat grassy field we ride in. The footing stays fairly decent year round.
2/17/2009 11:47:10 PM
If I had a round pen I would work on that, but I also school a lot on cross country cources
2/17/2009 11:35:22 PM
2/17/2009 11:34:46 PM
Also in the orchards that surround our house
2/17/2009 11:22:45 PM
The world is my round pen.
2/17/2009 11:18:12 PM
After all this rain, I wish I had an indoor arena. *sigh*
2/17/2009 11:06:36 PM
No arena/ring, so we ride in a 5 acre field
2/17/2009 11:05:33 PM
I start in the round pen, move to an acre pasture, then a15 acre pasture, then trail.
2/17/2009 11:02:14 PM
2/17/2009 10:23:50 PM
Live in AZ near state land; lots of riding area, sometimes just hand walk on trail too
2/17/2009 10:05:48 PM
2/17/2009 9:42:45 PM
2/17/2009 9:21:56 PM
frozen ground no work:(
2/17/2009 9:18:01 PM
Anywhere and everywhere...........
2/17/2009 9:11:47 PM
also work in the stall
2/17/2009 9:08:16 PM
2/17/2009 9:02:56 PM
I dont have a horse yet! :(
2/17/2009 8:43:31 PM
open 10 acre meadow, lucky to have it!
2/17/2009 8:37:59 PM
2/17/2009 8:15:51 PM
in the fields on my farm
2/17/2009 8:11:50 PM
cross country courses at forrest preserve
2/17/2009 8:10:25 PM
We are blesse with a small track and good open fields
2/17/2009 8:10:15 PM
I work my horse in a variety of places. It keeps the two of us from getting bored
2/17/2009 8:08:00 PM
We ride indoors in the winter and out in the summer
2/17/2009 7:58:39 PM
anywhere there's good footing available plus variety is the spice of life making a bombproof horse
2/17/2009 7:56:36 PM
In bad weather indoors. 1x a week out on the trails. a week out on the trails other wisex a
2/17/2009 7:46:03 PM
young horses not ready for the trail in the round pen
2/17/2009 7:06:11 PM
100x120 4" sand outdoor arena. Good, but I live in WA. so it can be too wet to use after heavy rain
2/17/2009 6:52:08 PM
I also ride in the field
2/17/2009 6:35:51 PM
I have a pasture with a hill, so I do a lot of warm up there before we go to work in the arena
2/17/2009 6:29:04 PM
Arena and treadmill
2/17/2009 6:25:07 PM
race track & fields
2/17/2009 6:16:04 PM
I prefer an open field with "tracks"
2/17/2009 5:54:15 PM
Mostly just trail ride.
2/17/2009 5:44:23 PM
Alson on trail rides.
2/17/2009 5:40:27 PM
Cross country is the favorite!
2/17/2009 5:31:05 PM
I work them in a area
2/17/2009 5:24:08 PM
I prefer trails and open arenas, but I occasionaly use an indoor one.
2/17/2009 5:21:54 PM
endurance horses cross train in my arena
2/17/2009 5:13:59 PM
penning cows in the stockyards and search and rescue
2/17/2009 5:13:36 PM
Actually use an imaginary arena in the open.
2/17/2009 5:08:17 PM
At the grounds of our ridingclub
2/17/2009 5:05:27 PM
no arena, just in the yard
2/17/2009 4:58:35 PM
out 24/7 with pasturemates. no boredom, no stalls to clean.
2/17/2009 4:49:11 PM
50 acrea open rolling fields
2/17/2009 4:44:47 PM
indoor in the winter months and out doors in the summer, however we get out on the open field as muc
2/17/2009 4:44:39 PM
in the pasture and feilds in summer and trailer to indoor in winter
2/17/2009 4:43:20 PM
Always outdoors - in fall and winter on the hunt field!
2/17/2009 4:39:47 PM
dont have access to a round pen or an arena, so have to work horses in paddock area
2/17/2009 4:32:35 PM
On a racetrack.
2/17/2009 4:30:23 PM
I work my ponies wherever we happen to be don't need special equipment
2/17/2009 4:25:30 PM
We trail ride out to the beach in good weather :)
2/17/2009 4:25:13 PM
can't afford an indoor arean...it would be nice though
2/17/2009 4:17:29 PM
race track or turf gallop
2/17/2009 4:13:46 PM
I'd use an indoor too if I had one.
2/17/2009 4:12:57 PM
2/17/2009 4:08:03 PM
We have 320 acres. Go to sorting arena in area for practices....Practice on our own cattle.
2/17/2009 4:04:12 PM
2/17/2009 3:52:06 PM
Spend a ton of time on ground work too
2/17/2009 3:50:10 PM
My horses are in my backyard, so I make do with what I can get. I try to trailer to facilities.
2/17/2009 3:49:31 PM
We sometimes work out in the pasture.
2/17/2009 3:46:39 PM
in the middle of the field running up the hills!!!!
2/17/2009 3:42:08 PM
in a big open grassy pasture
2/17/2009 3:42:00 PM
along the country roads by our home
2/17/2009 3:31:19 PM
The covered Euro exerciser is fantastic during rainy season!
2/17/2009 3:27:17 PM
really wish i had an indoor right now! have ridden very lightly on driveway, no other dry place :-(
2/17/2009 3:20:29 PM
where ever i can work them wheres its safe and not knee deep mud
2/17/2009 3:19:07 PM
I wish we had an indoor arena!
2/17/2009 3:18:04 PM
Depends on age/training level of the horse and weather conditions
2/17/2009 3:13:48 PM
cross training is essential to my mare's willingness to work.
2/17/2009 3:05:08 PM
and outside in the field once the ground is reasonable firm or short trail rides near the farm.
2/17/2009 3:02:09 PM
Jog around large field, trail ride in off season
2/17/2009 3:02:00 PM
Outside distractions are more important to trail horses than show horses so I do everything outside.
2/17/2009 3:01:28 PM
indoors only in the winter
2/17/2009 3:00:28 PM
haul to an indoor in winter
2/17/2009 2:57:42 PM
new outdoor arena behind barn & adjacent to community bridle path
2/17/2009 2:55:51 PM
2/17/2009 2:55:01 PM
anywhere I can find dry flat ground to work
2/17/2009 2:51:41 PM
Also use hay field behind the dressage arena...and BO's driveway when I'm riding in the evening.
2/17/2009 2:50:15 PM
around the yard, in the river bed
2/17/2009 2:49:46 PM
Indoor in winter, outdoor, fields and trails in summer
2/17/2009 2:48:27 PM
"work" in arena, "pleasure" on trails
2/17/2009 2:40:37 PM
In an open field (weather permitting) or the covered arena
2/17/2009 2:40:21 PM
The Euro auto-walkers are great for getting lots of miles but horses still need some hand-walking.
2/17/2009 2:28:44 PM
We do a lot of pasture riding to break up boredom.
2/17/2009 2:27:35 PM
Young horses start out in a round pen. Then on to cross country / trails!
2/17/2009 2:27:07 PM
open pasture riding so they don't become sourer in the arena. I also use mother natures obsticles
2/17/2009 2:25:37 PM
would love an indoor but can only dream
2/17/2009 1:46:58 PM
90% trail, 10% outdoor arena (compete in AERC events)
2/17/2009 1:05:22 PM
indoor, trail, dirt roads and hilly paddocks... no out door arena yet
2/17/2009 10:46:53 AM
on the loop around the turnout pens
2/17/2009 10:00:21 AM
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