Wait you mean you don't get up nice and early, layer on clothes half asleep and head to the barn for a lesson when it's pooooring outside on Saturday mornings?!
Arrived at the barn.. made the all to far trek in the rain to his stall, got Henry and had to convince him to step into his flooded paddock to get out of his stall and head back to the barn. I was quite wet as was he when we got into the barn.
Groomed, tacked up, hung out for a bit as I had no intention of lunging and eventually texted my trainer as it was 9:15 and she wasn't there. She misread her clock and was on her way so I hopped on and warmed up. He felt forward but not bad.
Trainer arrived and we got started... with no stirrup work.
Flatted.. Henry felt so forward at the canter- not bad, not scary, not ok. It was making me frustrated. With my trainers help- we worked through it, stopping- backing up- canter- stopping- backing up- canter, you get the idea.
We moved onto an X back and forth. I have been working on staying quiet with a closed leg jumping and following Henry rather then "going" into my two point.
E took her turn and did awesome for not riding all week and being sick!
My turn... right lead to vertical on the diagonal, left lead to another vertical, left lead to and oxer. I can tell that he has gotten in trouble in his training rides- he was strong and a bit rushy to the jumps as in he had a guilty continence lol. Lots of whao and half halts but keeping my leg to support. Nothing was awesome but it wasn't bad either so I will take it as a win. :)
Cooled out while L and then C took their turns and did fab!
Untacked, groomed, cleaned tack, chatted, took him back to the swimming pool paddock and messy stall, cleaned the stall, tried to create a trench in the paddock for it to drain (didn't work), grained, gave kissed and headed home.
Not sure about Sunday, hack Monday, probably off Tuesday, going to try and lunge Wednesday but since I will be alone with B that may be asking a bit much (a 2 year old and a young horse mixed sound like tons of fun esp when the 2 year old is always on the move), lesson Thursday, lesson Friday and lesson Saturday... we better be freaking perfect Saturday after three lessons in a row lol!