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One Riding Solution; Many Benefits

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Are you arena-smart? Riding arenas are good for more than just going ’round and ’round. Use your time there to solve a range of riding problems—and have fun while you’re at it.

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How? By targeting one specific objective, then seeing how well you can achieve it as you ride various figures or patterns. Let’s say your horse has difficulty maintaining a steady pace at the jog. Rather than striving for regularity as you jog around the arena’s perimeter, ride a series of patterns while focusing on keeping his gait even and consistent.

Learn more in “Solve Riding Problems With This One Great Tip,” at The Thinking Rider blog on HorseandRider.com.