Dante and I had a second lesson with Sue 2 weeks ago, from our last lesson we continued on from there, still a few basics to keep working on, but he is slowly improving every time!
Working on that Outline:
To do this I held an even contact on the reins, pushed him forward into trot, while keeping that contact on both reins, wrapping my two legs around him and squeezing until he dropped him head down, when he did, giving him that slight release & starting the process again.
Working on the Circle, incorporating lateral work:
Once happy with the small circle he was doing, I
2/3 strides out from the first ground pole, he would tend to grab the contact and leap forward down the long side of the arena, making it nearly impossible to firstly stop and then to secondly to to direct him around over the next pole.
- Keeping Dante Collected in the Canter, while keeping him moving forward
- Loads of circle work, increasing and decreasing the circle
- Transitions, don’t overthink them!!
- Pole work, the rushing before and after, put poles out around the arena, and canter over them keeping Dante relaxed, making sure he approaches them in a relaxed manner.
If you have any tips or any advice let me know in the comments below.