- Change the bend - this is easy to do because that's what a serpentine lends itself to. This is where Chemaine had me focus on her bend changing exercise: Firm up the outside rein, sit on the inside seat bone, flex the inside rein to soften if needed, that rein becomes the new outside rein. Sit on the new seat bone, flex the inside rein to soften. Repeat.
- Walk at X. Instead of riding the serpentine all the way through, Chemaine had me do a walk transition at X using the "Compression" exercise from yesterday's post.
- Halt at X. This also requires the "Compression," but it really gets the horse thinking about half halting.
Monday's ride was a different story, but we still had an awesome day!