Conformation, balance, stretch, lateral flexion, connection, demonstration ride, direct flexion
By first looking at the conformation of the horse, Colonel Carde is able to assess what issues need to be addressed in the lesson. This horse will need to work on her balance with better lightness in the forehand. He recommends that they begin in the walk to lift the neck without falling on the inside shoulder and improve the balance. They allow the horse to stretch after each exercise.