A tonne of riders battle to foster jog lengthenings with their most memorable level of dressage ponies. What follows are seven quick tips to assist your pony with his lengthenings.


When you’re ready to go from a working jog to a jog stretch, follow these rules:

Seat: utilise a driving seat, like you’re pushing the rear of the travcash.se seat toward the front of the seat.

* Legs: press softly with the two legs to flag your pony to communicate energy forward over the ground in longer walks.

* Reins: mellow your hands a piece forward, but keep contact with your pony’s mouth and a curve in your elbows. Try not to ‘discard the reins’.

2. LONGER jogs promote flexibility.

Here is a picture that will assist you with understanding the sort of flexibility you’re creating when you practise lengthenings with your first level pony. Consider your pony’s body an elastic band that can undoubtedly stretch and buckle. Not exclusively will this quality make him more athletic, but on the other hand, it’s incredibly valuable for all disciplines of riding. Take showjumping, for example. Simply think the number of hopping shortcomings could be stayed away from on the off chance that your pony’s step were effectively flexible like this!


Similarly, as with most new work, you begin in the jog when incorporating lengthenings into your preparation at First Level.It’s a reward assuming you have a pony that can normally extend its run. Numerous Warmbloods and Arabians have this capacity, but I’ve worked with a tonne of Thoroughbreds, Connemaras, Morgans, and Quarter Horses who truly need assistance fostering their run lengthenings.

Assuming you request that your pony protract in the manner I’ve portrayed and the rhythm gets speedier in light of the fact that he runs with short, quick advances, you really want to foster his lengthening efficiently. Some portion of his trouble might be simply physical. He might come up short on the grace and strength that he will acquire in time through fundamental dressage preparation. In any case, a contributor to the issue might be that the pony simply doesn’t comprehend that he is to take longer walks in a similar rhythm. He really believes he’s being faithful when he surges off in light of the fact that he feels you close your legs, and he answers enthusiastically by quickly going ahead.

I frequently find that I can assist him by understanding that he is to extend his steps without accelerating, by requesting the run lengthenings while going up slopes. When he gets the thought, I return to the ring and check whether he can move this idea of protracting in a similar rhythm of fair and square balance.

Once in a while, I accomplish something uncommon with the pony that will generally enliven his running rhythm when requested to protract. Since it requires investment to foster the run stretching, I go out in a major field or I go as far as possible around the ring and adjust the corners so I don’t need to dial back for them. To begin, I make a stronger contact than usual.Along these lines, I can briefly go about as the pony’s fifth leg and deliberately support him so he doesn’t lose his equilibrium. Then, at that point, I request an extension in posting. While presenting on the run, I rise extremely high and remain in the air a negligible fraction of a second longer than usual. I imagine that I can hold the pony in the air with my body. What’s more, to my eye, I picture him drifting over the ground with his feet never contacting the ground.

I request that my pony exert increasing effort for me, and one of two things will happen in the end.The first is that he understands that his legs can’t go any quicker, and he’shifts into overdrive’ and takes a few longer, more slow advances. Right now, I quickly stopped, acclaimed him, and let him stroll on free rein.

As far as I can tell, I’ve carved out the principal opportunity. I could need to go as far as possible around a ring a few times before I get two or three longer, more slow advances. Be that as it may, after the award, the following exertion yields results a whole lot earlier. also the equivalent of the following endeavor.

The other thing that could happen is that he loses his equilibrium and falls into the jog. This isn’t the debacle it is by all accounts. On the off chance that my pony hadn’t lost his equilibrium and loped, his next jog step likely would have been a piece longer. So I restore and request a run stretching right away.It’s at that time that I’m generally able to get a more drawn-out step into a superior rhythm. Once more, and assuming that I get even a couple of better advances, I pause and commend him. The prize assists the pony with grasping that by accomplishing something else, regardless of whether at first he doesn’t see what it is, he’ll be lauded.

When I get a few better strides when I request the run protract, I leave them for one more day. During every meeting, the pony fabricates how he might interpret what’s being asked, and over the long run, he genuinely gets sufficiently able to stretch in a decent rhythm for a more prominent number of steps.


Utilize a few decent hearable pictures to help you while you’re training your pony to do a jog with a similar beat to his functioning step. Imagine you’re standing by a clear street and your eyes are shut. Since the beat remains the very same, you can’t tell from the footfalls whether your pony is in the functioning stride, extending, or doing the in-between.

Here is one more hearable picture to assist you with training your pony to stretch the run at a similar beat to his functioning run. Imagine you hear a metronome ticking. The beat remains the very same both when you’re on a working run and when you’re stretching. (Despite the fact that I’m examining jog lengthenings right now, you can utilise a similar kind of hearable picture assuming that your pony enlivens his beat in a lope protract. ‘Hear’ the rhythm as though your pony is moving over the ground with large, ground-covering limits in sluggish movement.

If your pony does generally enliven his beat when you request that he do a run stretching, compensate by imagining that you ‘hear’ the rhythm slow down.Imagine that the rhythm gets slower in light of the fact that your pony stays suspended in the air for quite a while. On the off chance that you’re doing a posting run, have a go at rising and sitting all the more leisurely to check whether you can be the one to establish the rhythm as opposed to naturally posting at the speed that your pony picks.


Try not to be astounded if you assume that the contact with your pony’s mouth during jog lengthenings turns out to be fairly weighty. Recall that lengthenings are created out of the functional walk at first level, and the load in your grasp is fairly firm regardless. Likewise, while your pony is figuring out how to adjust himself during run lengthenings, his focal point of gravity could move even a piece further to his forehand. Try not to be frightened by this. It’s a phase of his preparation, and it’s fine to briefly uphold him by keeping in touch. Later on, assuming you choose to proceed to further developed work, you’ll grow ‘uphill’ expansions out of gathered walks. Since the pony will have a more noteworthy level of self-carriage when he’s in a gathered walk, the contact will be lighter.

Nonetheless, there’s a barely recognisable difference between a strong, supporting contact and one in which your pony is leaning so vigorously on your hands that your arms hurt. Here are a few things you can attempt to further develop a contact that is excessively weighty. Before you even start to request a jog back, ensure you drive the pony’s rear legs more under his body by shutting both of your legs. To hold himself, your pony needs to have his rear legs under him. Assuming his rear legs are dragging along his body, he can’t uphold himself in the protracting and he has no choice except to rest on his hands.

You can also make quick changes, such as going from run to stop and back to jog, or from lope to walk and back to jog.This will serve to re-balance your pony and make the load in your grasp more agreeable. 
Another explanation why contact can get too weighty is that you might be requesting too many stretched steps all at once before your pony is prepared. Doing even run lengthenings with his rear legs under his body for a couple of steps all at once is significantly more important for your pony than extending for some steps with his rear legs pushing out behind his body. Recall that when you do the descending change back to the functioning stride, be certain that you close your legs to send his rear legs under his body. It could feel normal to request the descending progress from the stretch to the functioning stride simply by utilising the reins. In any case, as you most likely are aware at this point, in the event that you want to rebalance your pony and work on the reach, you want to add rear legs while doing the descending advances.

6. Allow the frame to elongate during trot lengthenings.

In run lengthenings, the front feet ought to contact the ground on the spot toward which they are pointing when every leg is at its most extreme augmentation. At the point when a pony needs to move his front legs back toward his body prior to putting them on the ground, or his toes flip up in front, it generally demonstrates that he hasn’t been permitted to protract his edge. 
At times, a rider makes it challenging for the pony to protract to its most extreme. In spite of the fact that I said before that you ought not be worried that the contact is all in all too firm, you need to be certain that you’re not making it weighty on the grounds that you’re turning his neck in. Assuming you keep your pony’s neck short by confining him with solid or non-permitting hands, he needs to move his foreleg back prior to putting it down. Permit your pony to stretch his neck and point the tip of his nose pretty much forward. To assist you with doing this, contemplate “opening the front entryway” by relaxing your hands a piece toward your pony’s mouth and by positioning your wrists vertical in a manner that permits your little fingers to go more forward.

7. Maintain an upright posture

Reclining will not ‘assist’ your pony in protracting. Regardless of whether you believe you can drive,