Warm up your horse by walking, trotting and cantering for 10 minutes on both reins around the whole of the arena. Then, once you are both warmed up and your horse is alert and listening to you: l1 In a working pace, walk a figure of eight around the poles (b), as shown in the diagram (right). l2 Keep your hands low and your reins symmetrical, allowing your horse to bend his body as you ride the figure of eight. l3 Repeat on the other rein. Do this exercise for five minutes before moving on to exercise two.