I attempted to lunge BUT he was soooo lazy so I hopped on and got to work. There was a beginner ish rider getting a lesson so we worked on lots of steering and staying out of the way of her. I rode for about 45 min and that was with only one walk break- so needless to say it was a long process to cool him out and for him to dry.
After trotting around for a while, changing direction and working on being soft and supple I moved onto canter, halt, walk canter transitions. I wanted him to really be listening to me and not just going through the paces. He was pretty good and I was proud of him.
Then we walked for a little bit and then got back to more of the above ... then ended with some more trotting and changing of direction with changing the bend.
Henry was a tired boy after our ride... note the pictures below :)
|That was hard, I am tired!|
|Umm mom the water is rising!|
**on the dl... i MIGHT be going to a show on May 5th to just school Henry and get him exposed to the world outside the barn.