cruel and unusual equitation exercises
My barnmate and I have recently instituted Butt Kicking Fridays. Since neither of us are working with a trainer at the moment due to our horses' lack of fitness (both have had a LOOOONG time off until recently!) and our lack of funds, we help each other out each week by being the other's "eyes on the ground," and being the Voice of Discipline when it comes to doing no-stirrups work and really concentrating on effective position. We have a TON of fun and it really helps to have someone else say, "Hey your leg is a little loose, get up in 2-point!!" or "You're sitting crooked. Lift that left shoulder!"
Does anyone have any favorite exercises to share?? My friend is working mainly on keeping a balanced seat and strengthening her core and leg. I have some good ones up my sleeve, like up-up-down posting, lots of transitions without stirrups, and varying degrees of 2-point position, but new ideas are always a good thing! :)