Lesson last night... went well. There were only 3 or 4 of us in the arena so that was nice, a good ratio for the size of the indoor.
Henry was LOOOOOONEY in the round pen... a little high once I got on but nothing compared to the lunging.
I know I sound like a broken record but we worked on his frame and holding it. Oh and LOTS of bending through the corners with his whole body- including moving his hip over. I got some new spurs and man they are nice and get a good reaction when I ask he responds instead of ignoring me or taking a longgggg time to respond.
His canter is still fast so that is frustrating BUT I can't expect it to all come together right away. In the circle he is more balanced and together in the canter but the second we go down the long side he speeds up. I never feel like he is going to run away with me but I know it's not together and pretty haha!
At the end I worked on halting in the frame and standing square.
Today I am going to take a lesson Louie, hack tomorrow, trainer ride Friday and off Saturday.
No broken record. Often times you work on the same thing over and over. Gets kinda boring tho when you do it. Keep up the good work tho(:ReplyDelete
Yep gotta lay a solid foundation!Delete
im so jealous that you get to ride so much! my trainer only rides my boy when i cant get what she is asking me to do.. but she also doesnt work out of my barn :(ReplyDelete
Well he's in full training :)Delete