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  1. Problem-solving gymnastic 21’ 19’ 43’ 9’ 9’ One stride Three strides One stride Bounce Small Vertical Trot pole Small Cross rail Small Cross rail Low Rail Small Oxer • Gymnastics and grids teach horses to problem-solve, to use their front ends effectively, and to jump off their hocks: • They identify weaknesses in both horse and rider, and are an ideal too for teachingand strengthening. • Key for the rider through the gymnastic: approach at a balanced trot, support with the leg, stay tall and out of the horse’s way. • To do this exercise effectively: • Start small – for green horses poles build up slowly from poles on the ground. • Incorporate flat work at the end (downward transitions, circles, halts. • Come off the grid and alternate turning to the left and to the right. • If your horse races through the grid, focus on a halt between the small oxer and thesecond cross rail