Hello! Chevy and I have been doing dressage for a year and a half now. Chevy is a 10 year old QH cross who is 15 hands.
We haven't done volte or piaffes yet! We have been doing Green as Grass tests 1-2 working on tests 3-4. I like to perfect the tests before I move on.
As of now, we had to stop lessons with my dressage trainer because money was getting tight. I do 20 and 10 meter circles with shoulder in's and outs and half passes and stuff along those lines. I am also working on side passing over a pole to help with our form and stuff. We do walk, trot, canter both ways.
When I trot, I do 3 trots in one. Normal trot, extended trot, collected trot, extended, normal, and I just switch from different trotting styles. I am running out of new things for me and chevy to do. We are both getting bored doing the same exercises for and hour or two straight.
I went down to Equine Affair this year and I saw how those horses looked like they were floating when they trotted. How do you get a horse to trot so effortlessly, as if they were walking on clouds?
If you have any good and easy to do dressage exercises it would be much appreciated! :)