Sequence for Straightness, Figure 8, Halt

This is an exercise to work on straightness, the figure 8 circles, and halt. All you need is two barrels or markers to make a Figure 8 obstacle.

Set two barrels or markers 4m apart at the center of the arena.

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Place the camera on the short side of your space (at C if you have an arena).

Try riding this first at walk and then when you are ready, do the exercise again at trot.

Ride a straight line down the centre for 10m.

Ride a right circle bending around the marker. Make your circle as big as needed for your horse to do it well and stay in balance.

Ride a left circle bending around the marker. Keep the circle the same size as your previous circle.

Continue straight for 10m.

Halt and salute.

Straightness, Figure 8, Halt