Unfortunately, my current instructor does not do work over cavaletti because it isn't really part of the Science of Motion methodology, but the trainer that works out at the barn where I board Nimo does often set exercises up. They are simpler than what I did with my last instructor, but still fun and Nimo will actually seek them out in the arena so he can go over the poles:)
The barn instructor is on break for the holiday, but before she left, she set up a cavaletti/ground pole pattern, along with a few jumps and a small dressage arena so her students could continue to work on their skills in between lessons. I thought I would share the cavaletti pattern because I've had a ton of fun doing it with Nimo, and it's easy enough that even beginners can do it, but there is enough to it that more advanced horses could enjoy it as well.
|Note: The x's denote cavaletti and the straight lines are for ground poles. But you could easily adjust the height to match your horse's capability.|
Anyway, if you're like me and looking for ways to add variety to your schooling sessions this winter, this exercise hopefully gives you some ideas:) Happy schooling!