Today has SUCKED at work... two of my problem customers have lived up to their names.
On a better note, I got to ride last night. There were two people finishing up as I arrived.
I got Henry, groomed, lunged and just as I was about to stop him and get on he went nuts- tail over his back, calling and running like a race horse lol. I let him do his thing and then got on. I knew my time was limited as the few people let at the barn were chatting and wrapping things up to head home. I am not one who rides when no one is around so off to work we went.
I got a good 40 min ride in with almost no walk breaks so it was a great workout- I mean ride. :) My goal was to do LOT of counter bending, haunches in, shoulder in... especially to the left. I also did some spiral in and outs at the canter. I worked on making the corners of my arena round and then square. Lots of sitting trot- I've got to learn to sit Henry's normal speed trot.... Last but not least I worked w/o my stirrups for bit each way- posting, sitting and canter. After going to GM I really got a reality check that I need to be able to do more w/o them... so time to really work on it. I think I rode for like 8 min w/o them and felt like I was going to die ha!
|LOL I guess it was a hard workout for him too|
|Arena to ourselves|
Lesson tonight, off Wednesday, lesson Thursday, maybe a trainer ride Friday and maybe a lesson Saturday if I can find a sitter.