- Is your horse getting stale in the school?
- Is he clean off the leg?
- Is your horse obedient to your aids?
No? Keeping him thinking about you and what you want from him is easy-peasy!
In a word ‘ transitions ‘! Do hundreds of quality transitions in your training sessions.
You are judged on the quality of your transitions in a Dressage Test and they are as important, if not more so, as the way of going. But my point is not that there are lots of types of transitions, my point is that you really do have to do hundreds of them, so never think that you have done ‘too many’ transitions. Keep going, even when you have perfected the essential element, which is to preserve balance and maintain rhythm.
Hundreds of perfectly practiced transitions will have a huge benefit to your riding and your horse’s way of going. With transitions your horse will find its own balance.