I do transitions, flexing in and out. I also do alot of figure of eights, lenghting and shortening strides, trot poles. And like Just Dressage It said about incorperating obstycles, that keeps then focused and have a bit of fun! :)
Yet I haven't done some of these because I don't own a horse, but I have done some.
Cantering, sitting trot with no stirrups, good for the balance, but when I do this, I try and still keep my heels down and the normal leg position, just for practice. Trying to get your horse to do figure eights WITHOUT using the reins, using your legs to guide him. Rising trot with no stirrups, this is an absolute killer, but it really improves your balance, position and makes your legs WAY more stronger.
I also do heaps more, but these are just some of the ones I would do.
At my old riding place we had these bomb proof horses and on a really hot day we had water guns and went from point A to point B without getting shot but if we got shot we had to 2 trot around the arena 3 times without stirrups :) haha that's like a summer game tho
I do transitions, flexing in and out. I also do alot of figure of eights, lenghting and shortening strides, trot poles. And like Just dressage It said about incorperating obstycles, that keeps then focused and have a bit of fun!
For me-I usually do a 2 times around the arena in a 2 point to get my legs warmed up.(at a walk). And the trot I like to do stirup less and do circles. And at the canter I like to do a lot of 2 point and stirup less.
For the horse- I do ground poles and cavileties.
When I canter (to slow him down) I counter canter. And I do some simple changes. And at the trot I do changes in direction.
I do serpantines 10 metre circles in the loops halt transitions on the centre line, 20 metre circles spiral in to 15/10 metre circle leg yeld back out lots of transitions up and down, direct transitions ie trot to halt, halt to trot, walk to canter, canter to halt! Cantering 20 metre circles leg yelding in canter, I also like to do the safety pin exsercize great for shortening and lentening.. canter 10 metre circle in short bouncy canter lenthen up long side shorten canter 10 metre circle in next corner lenthen up centre line then repeat on other rein or change excersize as my TB can get a bit hyped up with this excersize!! You have been warned!! Lol
My trainer has me stay on a 20-m circle and she stands in the center and I spiral in, then I spiral out. It's really hard! Especially on my horse who doesn't listen to my seat it's really fun though when you are just fooling around 8)