Need a little training advice
So I decided to start working on the beginnings of flying changes with my too smart horse. We've been schooling level 1 and some level 2 movements. He's been reasonably collected at the canter and really coming through from behind lately, so I figured he was ready for something new. I had been doing my lead changes through the trot, but was afraid that might backfire and he'd decide that "messy" changes were what I wanted. So, yesterday we did a bunch of walk-canter-walk transitions in both directions to get the cues nice and clear and then did canter serpentines with changes through the walk. The smart little bugger had it all figured out by the second pass. I tried it again today and he so tuned in, he was offering the new lead as soon as I brought him down to walk. He's already anticipating which I don't really want. Question is, do I continue to let him change with a walk step in between or just proceed onto asking for the flying change? I wasn't expecting him to get it this quickly, but he is a wicked fast learner. Lessons won't be happening anytime soon unless I stop eating food, so we're on our own for training these days.
You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.