- person: what's your favorite season?
- me: show season
- me: oh you meant like winter or summer okay my bad
Do a lot of transitions and circles, keep his mind listening to you. Instead of just going around the ring, circle around jumps, changes directions, go over some poles, anything to keep him thinking what the next move will be. Do a lot of walk/trot transitions, and trot/canter. If he starts to speed up do a small circle, sitting trot or canter. Make sure your riding from your leg to hand, keeping your horse balanced and in front of your leg. Don’t lean forward when your asking to slow down, you want to do the opposite. Sit back and get your hips underneath you. You might feel like your leaning too far back but you want your body give in a vertical line from your shoulder to your heels. Keep your body tall and use light aids (keeping your leg/hands quiet)