Tacked up, lunged... got on.
Hack hack hack.. there were only three of us so it was a nice small group with lots of attention where it's needed. We were good sans the shoulder in to the left- this is a problem area and I have been working on it, but Rome wasn't build in a day or week.
Onto jumping... E went first. Then a couple jumps were raised and it was my turn. X to panel to X to oxer... figure 8- we can do this. X ok... Panel- no bueno- jumping way left and then dropping his left shoulder and hauling around the corner. I felt like no matter what I did he was just dead to the world and hanging on my left hand. My trainer had me go straight and stop him. Eventually after much frustration and many trips over the jump he was better and we moved onto the oxer... that went better.
L went and looked good... one day Henry and I will be able to be as composed as her and Carlos.
I mean like I said we normally have 3 lesson so this week wasn't normal. More practice make me a better rider and rides like this make me a better rider. It was horrible but it is frustrating when leads and his steering aren't there.
Took forever to cool him out since he was a bit sweaty, ok a lot sweaty form our workout.
|Eating grain while he was drying|
|Walking so he would finish drying... eyes closed and wind in his hair LOL|