Join Date: May 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Basic flat work excercies
I have been riding my friends horse basically as a kind of half lease since she doesn't have enough time for him. I am used to riding in a lesson where the coach is always telling me what to do and I don't want to get stuck just warming up trotting and cantering around the rung for a while cooling out and heading home! I want to actually work on stuff and improve!
We won't be jumping, he (the horse) and my friend have done some beginner/intermediate level dressage so I just want to work on improving my basic flatwork. As a basic idea of our level, I have been riding for a couple years, I have barely done any jumping but am at a level in flatwork where I could learn if I wanted to. The horse is more experienced than me, he is much more responsive than the old schoolies I am used to and has done more advanced things than I have so hopefully my rieing can improve with him!
So if you have any ideas of things I can do with him that would be great! I have some ideas, this is what I do:
Smooth constant pace
Simple lead changes
Lots of circles and serpentines to work on flexion
Steering with my legs and weight
Framing/being on the bit (that's a big one any advice would be appreciated!)
Any ideas of things I could do with him would be great thank you!
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