The guy I’m riding is a TB in his 20s who has seen and done a ton.
I’ve found that lateral work is great for both of us. It helps me (re-rider after a long break) distill and refine the clarity of my aids. And it helps him constructively focus his super-smart brain, rebalance, and loosen up. (As opposed to charging around the arena, scheming to take over the world, as any right-thinking former eventing horse is wont to do.)
I’m lessoning 1-2 times a week, but would also like some inspiration for the times I’m riding alone. Recommendations and links would be appreciated!