Originally Posted by Kayty
Much easier to just not leave the arena while on the horse, and to dismount somewhere in the middle of the arena so the horse does not associate the arena gate with the end of work.
What happens if you're doing a dressage test and need to ride a circle at A (entrance), most lower level tests require a 20 or 15m circle to be ridden at A. Not too helpful when you are halfway through a test and your horse decides that it is finished for the day.
Yes, I'm now planning on staying in the arena, I was just wondering if that worked. Thanks.