as for my riding routine, we usually flat/dressage for about 30-40 minutes or else we both get a little sour to it. i start at a loose rein walk, then trot, just working on her moving forward and straight. then we do some bending at walk at trot and some lateral work. then we work on collecting the trot and stretching down at the trot. then we do canter work. then if shes been good we either are done or go on the trail. trail riding really keeps us both fresh, we get so bored in the arena !
on jumping days we usually warm up pretty much the same, loose rein and forward. then some bending at walk and trot, then canter work and jumping.
i will occasionally incorporate trot poles and cavaletti into our flat work.
i always work on forward, then on bending and suppling, then forward again, then suppling again, if that makes sense. i dont want her to get stuck and i always want her to be thinking forward.
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