Back on track...
Wednesday Henry got the day off- it's almost impossible for me to get out and ride him on Wednesdays.
Thursday was a trainer ride. He was strong (as he was Monday for me) but other then that really good- though he did have his giraffe moments so it was nice to see that it's not just with me haha! They jumped him through one of the grids that the 3 dayers had set up and he did really well :) Proud mama!
Friday was a lesson for me. On of the kids that rides and has a pony got there a little after me so we ended up taking a lesson together which was fun. She is normally really quiet and I am sure intimidated by the "adults" so I chatted a lot with her. We wanted down to the big arena together and then started hacking around.
My trainer started by having her follow me around, weaving in and out of the jumps changing the bend. We did that for quite some time. Them moved onto cantering- we each work on our own things- mine was of course keeping the giraffe under control and then counter bending.
Moved onto jumping... we started with an X back and forth. Then the jumps were raised for me... I did a course- X, right turn to a square oxer, left turn to the rainbow oxer and a right turn to the black, red and white oxer. Lots of leads and straight lines were needed... hard work but I didn't freak out that the jumps were not small.
Jumps were put back down and the other rider did the same thing.
Then we jumped a little more working on an oval with a tighter turn with two jumps.
The girl and I went on a walk around the property to cool out and then back to the barn to clean up and head home.
Lesson tomorrow (Saturday), probably off Sunday, hack Monday, lessons Tuesday, off Wednesday, hack Thursday and hopefully a lesson Friday... oh and maybe a trainer ride Saturday since hubby works.
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|clean stall, clean water, extra hay and grain- SPOILED!|
|I am a little obsessed with his stall being clean and tidy haha!|