Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Monday lesson.. what?!

My trainer is busy tonight so our regular lesson isn't happening. I was able to make a quick adjustment on the fly and take a lesson yesterday (Monday). Normally I don't like Monday lessons cause Sunday is Henry's day off and he is a horse who doesn't do well with lots of "off" time... typically I work him Monday so that his brain is ready for a lesson Tuesday, but that wasn't going to happen with the quick change of plans.

Henry was, as my trainer put it "high which makes it hard for you." But we had a lesson and a private one so I had to get all I could out of it. Which I really felt like I did.. nerves never once played a roll in our ride (a miracle!!!) and I was focused. Henry was giving me a run for my money but I stood up to him.

We were jumping the rainbows and he was going to the right over them to avoid the actual rainbows (made of wood) which ensued a battle. It took a while but we got that. It's crazy to me how I can hold me left rein and have my right spur in his side and he still goes right.

Then we worked on stopping him in the line since he wanted to do like 2 strides in the 4 (or 5 if I hold him).

Lead changes were better.

My eye was better.

Overall a good hard lesson but I liked it.

Hack tonight, turn out/lunge Wednesday, lesson Thursday, trainer ride Friday, not sure about Saturday.


  1. Replies
    1. hard but in a good way, not frustrating lol

  2. Sounds like a challenging but good lesson. Lessons like that are good.

    1. yep exactly.. hopefully tonight is better :)


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