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Ponying Your Horse



For anyone interested in learning more about ponying as a training and conditioning technique, check out Lynn Palm’s 2 part series titled: “Working in Hand – Ponying Your Horse”, in the last two issues of Horse Digest.

Lynn Palm

Lynn says that ponying is often an overlooked technique. She goes on to explain that ponying simply means leading one horse from another horse, on which you are mounted.

In her first article Lynn gives us a lesson on how to, Prepare for Ponying, Getting the Lead Horse and the Pony Horse Comfortable,   and Ponying at the Walk. In her second article she leads us through the steps to Ponying at the Trot and Backing.

As always Lynn gives concise and well written instruction on training your horse. Click here to read Part 1 of “Working in Hand – Ponying Your Horse”:

To read Part 2, click here:

Lynn Palm is a pioneer among women in the equine industry, Lynn Palm Pittion-Rossillon has long had a passion for teaching.   She instructed her first clinic in 1970. Palm has a proven performance record as an all-around trainer, showman, exhibitor and entrepreneur with a first-class reputation. Lynn’s accomplishments include:

“¢ 34 Reserve and World Championships
“¢ 4 “Superhorse” Championships
“¢ Over 50 special bridleless exhibitions with the legendary Rugged Lark, including the 1989 World Cup and 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
“¢ Judged AQHA World Championship Show 1990, 2000 and 2006
“¢ Named 2000 AQHA Female Equestrian of the Year by the Women’s Sports Foundation
“¢ 2003 Equine Affaire Exceptional Equestrian Educator Award winner
“¢ 2006 AQHA Professional Horsewoman of the Year
“¢ 2010 World Equestrian Games Clinician and Entertainer