Re: schooling excersises
ride a 10m circle at every letter in the school and then to make it more challenging change the rein alternately on each circle as you work your way around the school. to do this sometimes you do need to ride 1.5 circles. otherwise you end up just doing a figure of 8.
Change the rein by doing two half ten metre circles from B to E (i.e ride a big letter s across the middle of the school) or visa versa great for balance and suppleness.
Do loads of transitions, e.g from walk to trot, trot to walk, try 5 stride of each. Try transitions within a pace extending and collecting. To do this go down the long side and count your strides in your normal pace, then collect and see how many more strides you can fit in the same distance and to extend, reduce the number in the same distance.