1. In this exercise, a group of riders will lope their horses in a cloverleaf pattern, with each rider doing his own separate pattern so traffic is going in both directions. In order for the exercise to have the most effect on the horses, you need at least three horse-and-rider combinations participating.
To make this exercise easier for clinic participants, I had a 100-square-foot cloverleaf pattern, with 10-foot wide paths, rototilled in an open pasture so that riders could clearly see the pattern. If that’s not an option, you can mow the pattern in a pasture.