LUNGE AREA RECOMMENDATIONS
1. An enclosed area with solid fencing, ideally round, 20m
diameter, preferably flat, but slightly sloping is acceptable. Drums, tyres or poles in that order of preference are acceptable
as a border, but less effective.
2. An enclosed area, with solid fencing, square by 20m diameter, flat or slightly
sloping, or similar border as above [or end section of a dressage arena enclosed].
Safety is paramount, and a surround
that is of considerable strength and size is the preferred.
1. For horse: headcollar,
long lead rope, bridle with drop type nose band and a snaffle bit, dressage length whip/stick, broom handle, side reins [longest
length available], lunge rope, lunge whip. Horse can be saddled or worked in lungeing roller - I prefer saddled, with girth
that allows the side reins to be attached at mid-line of body.
2. For you: gloves, strong and appropriate footwear,
comfortable clothes/ suitable protection from the weather.
RIDING AREA RECOMMENDATIONS
1. Initially square yard - the same dimension and choices as the lunge area above.
2. Later into a rectangled
flat arena [20m x 40m is a good start, then preferably to 20m x 60m later on] - either
a: indoor [is the safest]
b: outdoor [similar fencing as recommned for the lungeing yard]
THE RIDING GEAR
For horse: dressage saddle with appropriate saddle blankets, bridle with drop type noseband and snaffle bit, crop/short length
whip, dressage length whip.
2. For you: comfortably fitted jodphurs and riding boots; correctly fitting hard
hat with chin strap; gloves; suitable protection from weather conditions.
JUMP TRAINING AREA
approach to jumping in this method is to introduce the jump obstacles into the rectangle arena.
USE AS OBSTACLES
6 ground poles
10 jump poles
Cavalleti - 2 minimum
3 sets of jump wings
[these can be drums]
IT IS YOUR CHOICE
You can start from scratch with the lungeing
or choose to start with the basic dressage skills, which ideally incorporates the jumping, but you still have the choice about
doing/not doing the jumping. Initially the jumping is only flatwork over obstacles [poles and walk height jumps]. You will
be amazed at how it helps the dressage when working over these small obstacles.
want to start the work, go to the Contact Me page