1- 10 minute walk on long rein.
2- Trot and canter warm up with light contact.
3- Diamond exercise: - Another exercise that many of you have worked on with me. Again, I do not have video to back it up. This exercise was taught to me years ago from Kevin Babington. At the trot and canter work on a diamond shape instead of a circle. Use arena letters or any visual marker for the points to ride to. At first establish the diamond track. Then ride the track with a little inside bend. Develop into looking to your next marker before you get to the marker in front of you to smooth the points. Finally on the straights of the diamond I like to send the horse forward. If done correctly, you will be riding a beautifully shaped dressage show circle not a diamond. One of those great exercises that trick you into riding correctly!
4- Repeat your pattern again and fix anything that needs it.
5-Jump exercise: Work on the same bending line again, if confident ride the 5, the 6 and the 4.
6- 3 minute long trot.
7- Finish with walk around yard.