Basically I am wondering what you work on with your horse? I know this is pretty vague and people are at all sorts of levels and goals with their horse, its just that I haven't had much experience riding out of lessons where a teacher is telling me what to do. If I am going to work with him a couple times a week I want a plan so I am actually working on things and not just showing up and going with it.
Since my friend is a better rider than me this horse holds oppertunities for me to learn how to do things better myself since he is well trained to do them already. So I am more working on my riding than the horse. I know I want to work on framing and contact, getting him to collect and engage his hind end. I want to work on my own balance and getting an independent seat, so lots of no stirrup and even bareback work. I also want to work on using my legs and seat to steer and less my hands.
I don't really have any real dressage training, so I do leg yielding but I don't really know what else I could do, I know there are other similar things (shoulder ins and half pass, but I don't know if they are advanced or not) So I was just wondering what are some fairly basic flat exercises I can do? What is a basic hour ride with your horse composed of?
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