Then, usually we move on to work at a canter with and this week came up good with cantering in straight edged 'shapes' again. Squares first - no cones, you had to work it out yourself as you go, loose focus and you round those corners off very quickly - and then harder still triangles. Amazing what a difference an extra 30 degrees makes on a turn, it certainly made us all work a lot harder. Leg on hard for the straight edges, and strong inside leg to push them around the tight angle, a little outside leg if the back end drifted too far, then quick as you can, leg on hard again for the straight side. Sometimes it worked, sometimes I lost it and dropped out of canter, but it was such hard work we were not that fazed when it happened.