Last nights lesson was not one I would like to reenact, ever.
He was being good on the flat, even responded well to our shoulder and haunches in. He felt a little strong in the canter but my trainer said it didn't look to fast.
Lyssette went first jumping. She rocked it.
Then it was my turn- back a forth on the X thing... he was fussy with his head and I was having a hard time collecting and setting him up for the change without him being dramatic.
Then my trainer made the X and oxer and she told me to support him but ride like nothing had changes- bam last min dirty stop ... UGH. Henry I thought we were over this! I was pissed and he was being an ass. It's not like I was being any more rough then normal when he stops and gets repomended- he was just mad that he was getting in trouble.. well buddy then don't stop! We had a good long run of no stops- why tonight at a freaking tan panel and tan pole?!
We worked more on the oxer to a panel, both going both directions.
I was not to pleased with my horse walking away from that lesson to say the least.
I needed to move my normal Thur morning lesson but my trainer is booked during the other times that I can come so Henry is getting a trainer ride today, off Thursday, trainer ride Friday and lesson for me Saturday. Heres to a better ride Saturday.
On a better note, I got to open my Christmas present from my father in law last night so that I could use it on Henry- it's a fleece sheet from smartpak for layering under his blankie for more warmth. He NEEDED it last night as it go down to 30 deg- BURRR!