Bridges to Success
Phase 2: Tasks
Stand still and swing your string overhead – helicopter style.
Helicopter swing string at trot and canter.
Yield your horse’s hindquarters in a 180 turn on the forehand – with your arms folded.
Back up your horse by softly flapping your feet. (Don’t use your reins).
Ride a figure 8 at the walk with your arms folded. If that’s easy, try trot!
Stop your horse from a trot or canter by softly flapping your feet. (Don’t use your reins).
Ride 4 walk – trot transitions on a circle (approx. 10 steps of each).
Ride 4 trot – canter transitions on a circle (making the transition every half circle: trot half a circle, canter half a circle.
Ride a circle with one hand on the rein. Use your headlights to turn.Stay equi-distant from a center marker. Circles, not eggs or triangles! ;)
Ride a Figure 8 with one rein (supple rein) – at the trot - without changing your rein to the other side!
See Supple Rein Lesson
Ride sideways over a pole, left and right.
Ride 4 zig zags, from marker to marker… at the trot. Keep your horse’s body straight!
See ZigZag Lesson
On a loose rein, walk through two barrels placed 4-5’ apart. Stop, turn, wait. Repeat.
Trot on a line approx. 6’ from the rail. Stop, back up, turn towards the fence and repeat the other way. Make sure you stay on the same line, do not curve inwards or outwards… stay straight!
Printable Chart of the Tasks above
Created by Camille Bergeron
For even more tasks per level, check out the Self Assessment Checklists
Freestyle Self Assessment Checklist
Finesse Self Assessment Checklist
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