03-19-2010, 08:55 PM
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For me, it depends on the day. I ride 4-5 times a week, and I only jump every 8-14 days. I always start out with 10 minutes or so of walking on a long rein, then trotting on a long rein and a canter on a long rein. We are working on getting cutter to relax bc he likes to hold his head in the air and run.
Sometimes we work on flying lead changes, sometimes suppleness and collection, sometimes transitions, ground poles, stuff like that.
I also trained cutter to respond to voice commands, "walk" "trot" "canter" "whoa" "easy".
He responds very very well to all of those, so much that leg is not needed at all.