Forward Riding Series Part 8 - Riding in a Group: Teaching Riders to Safely Navigate the Arena and Field


Part 8 of Susan Deal's "Forward Riding Series - Exercises for a Rider's First Year"

Part 8 of Susan Deal's instructional video series starts by providing riders with "the rules of the ring." The proper procedures when riding in an arena with multiple students include: safely passing, awareness of other riders, knowing when to yield, and effectively communicating your actions and intentions to others in the ring. In the second half we move out to the field and Susan discusses keeping the correct distance between ponies when riding in a line and effective communication between riders; especially with regards to dangers on the field, such as holes or branches. These are valuable rules of thumb every new rider should know.

Running Time: 7 minutes and 18 seconds


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