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Schooling Sunday - Polework

Schooling Sunday - Polework

Working your horse over poles can be hugely beneficial, even if that's as close to riding round Badminton as you'll ever get. Strength, suppleness, balance and rhythm can all be improved using some simple exercises. Interspersing your schooling and hacking with a pole session helps keep the horse fresh, and is really beneficial for babies. One of the first outings I took my freshly backed 4 year old to was a pole work clinic (see above). Its a fun and easy way to build muscle and core strength in a fairly low impact way. Don't be wary of poles if...

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