Riding with Focus
When training yourself and your horse it is important to ride with concentration and focus. Learn to discipline yourself to ride correct transitions and geometry. Always prepare your horse before you ask him to perform anything and be quick to soften the pressure once he complies with your request.
The balance and rhythm of your horse will improve dramatically if you remain focused and ride correctly. Take the time to learn correct circles, the 20 meter as well as the 10 meter circles will continue to help balance and supple your horse.
A great excercise to ride for suppling your horse and learning to ride accurately is to carve out 10 meter circles along the long side. Ride from cirlce to circle maintaining the same balance and rhythm. This is a wonderful test of rider as well as horse.