The Grayt Adventure - Holly Grayton's Blog

In my life I am all-consumed with horses: reading about them, watching videos, what exercises we are going to work on etc... but more and more I find myself growing and learning through my experiences with them. And so here it will be, my everyday meanderings about life through horses and sport.


Madden Exercise #1

The simplest and hardest exercise I think we did all winter. Just two poles set 27 ft. apart. Should ride a normal 2 strides. The goal will be to do 1,2, and 3 strides in between. Things to remember -Always release over the pole. This is for two reasons; to give them the freedom to make a nice effort over the pole and trust in your following hand. Second, is to ensure they aren’t changing the rhythm when you release. This will become especially apparent when doing three strides. -When you are setting up for the three strides in your canter on the way there you should be testing your release to make sure that your horse doesn’t’ speed up or fall out when you let go. They should be carrying th

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