A February video

25-February-2017 17:45
in General
by Admin

On a Friday, the vast majority of the horses are ridden on the roundcanter which is just over a furlong round, made of fibre sand, this circular gallop is designed to teach them to balance and corner neatly and enables us to give them a real work out at a steady, controlled pace. The roundcanter has two shoots leading out onto the all-weather and grass gallops respectively, for the days where we warm the horses up here before using the main hill gallops for faster work. Fridays at this time of year tend to see the horses go four times in one direction before turning and completing another four the other way, ensuring an even work out totalling about ten furlongs. Hayley filmed a few lots this morning and has put them together in the video below, a mix of youngsters and older horses all doing 4x4 on what was a glorious February morning. The horses are all well and fresh and very happy to be out working in the sunshine.

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