I have access to an arena and my weekly regime is usually:
3 days flatwork
1-2 days jumping
1 day trail.
0-1 day lunging, free jumping or very basic trick training (just no pressure playing with him)
Within my flat work I am really uninspired. Pretty much I saddle up, walk him down the rd to arena, hope on, walk a few laps, trot large and circles, serpentines, diagonals, centerline changes and figure 8's, canter a few circles, trot a biut more and walk him to cool down. It is really bad, but I tend to avoid cantering cos Dane hangs out really bad around corners and rushes, and gets the wrong leads.
What can I do to make sure he is stimulated, inyteresting, building toplkine and fixing his canter?? I get into this habit of just doing the same thing every time I ride, making the same mistakes and not getting anywhere. I need help!