Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ontario, Canada
A really good warm up exercise is to open your hands really wide, and alternate squeezing your hands, as she starts to drop her nose let the reins slide through your hands so they are as long as they can be (or as long as you feel comfortable having them) as she is doing this you are going to think of lifting her up with your seat (engage your keagle muscles [lower abs] and sit tall. What you are also going to do is encourage her to pick up her walk, nice and energetic. Once she has mastered it at the walk, then you can try a trot.
This is going to stretch her out and help her develop her back muscles, its also the starting.. I hope this makes sense, feel free to ask for more clarification if it doesn't. :)