Henry and I are the main picture on CANTER-California's Facebook :)
Henry got a double day/ride today. He was supposed to get ridden this am but that didn't happen so they rode him right before my lesson. He was on edge when I got on... a little of moms touch and he felt better :) I feel like I am really grooving with him these days.
I got a private lesson since I was on before everyone else (since he was tacked up and ready when I got there). We worked on figure 8's and changing the bed and keeping the right amount of bed through the circle. Large circles small circles. Straight down the long side. Squarer corners. Collected canter. Counter bend at the canter. Staying in a frame through transitions.
I then hacked around a little with the lesson... walked him out ... cleaned him up cause he was nasssssty!
Cleaned the rest of the stuff up, loved on Henry, grained and put him away.
Tomorrow I am going to try and lunge, lesson Saturday and off Sunday.
The trainer rides are going to move around cause others schedule's changed... I am going to ride Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays- oh and every other Saturday. Henry will get trainer rides Tuesday and Wednesday.
Next week I am going to take 2 lessons since we have a show and my trainer is going to ride him Wednesday so I'll have lots of days in the tack pre show.
Yes that means I finally decided that I am going to go to the show... going to do 5 classes on Saturday and then we will be there Sunday cause L. Williams has the Medal class'.. Ill hack around Sunday to give him more exposure but it won't be stressful.
I am hoping for a good ride/experience and some ribbons would be nice since this will be our first show.. last time was just hacking.