Nyx (and anyone else training a young/green horse) - have you seen a copy of Reiner and Ingrid Klimke's Basic Training of the Young Horse?
I bought myself a copy last year, it's fantastic. Goes through all the stages, from before the horse is backed all the way to training for XC, SJ and dressage, has heaps of handy ridden and ground exercises and really encourages a slow, steady and flexible approach to training. I love it, I mix it with stuff I get from internet discussions and from Sylvia Loch and the Classical Riding Club. Doing some of the pole and cavaletti exercises today with Brock - without hills cavaletti are my only real option for getting him fitter for sale/lease.
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