1- 10 minute walk on long rein
2- Trot and canter warm up with light contact.
3- Flat exercise for Thursday - Canter Halt Canter Transitions. This seems similar to the exercise in Challenge #11. However, canter to walk without trot steps is much more difficult. I have attached a video of teaching this and she uses a series of large circle to small circle for the transitions. I really like this approach as it sets them up appropriately. It is okay if they give a trot step or two at the level everyone is riding at, but work in the future to obtain the transition without the trot steps.
4- Work on this week's pattern.
5-Cavaletti: I will set a series of walk poles. At first walk over them on a loose rein and let the horse figure things out on his own. Then again a few times with light contact and end with short reins and a following hand.
6- 3 minute long trot.
7- Finish with walk around yard.