Test Figures

Arena patterns are an essential part of schooling. Accuracy at home whether it is riding through a corner or a school figure or a more complex pattern is vital not only for the growth and discipline of the rider but the suppling and gymnastic training of the horse.

I differentiate between a school figure and a school movement this way: A school figure has a set start and a set end, for example a circle or the three loop serpentine. A school movement has no set end point, for example a leg yield or a shoulder-in.

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Various lines used for changes of rein

Various size circles

The Three Loop Serpentine

10m Circle and Half 10m Circle with return