Thursday my lesson got moved to the afternoon since my trainer was busy in the morning. It was freeeeeezing outside. Who knew it could be so cold during the day in CA?!
Tacked up and put him on the line expecting a wild stallion.. nope he was SLOW as molasses on a cold day. Gave him a min to make sure he wasn't holding it in and then got on and to work. He was sluggish but it was ok..
We working through warming up slowly and then flatting around while my trainer chatted and set up the jumps.
Then the guys came and did a quick drag of the arena ... while that was going on I jumped a little vertical back and forth for a bit. Yep trying to make sure ever ride/lesson I have something crazy is going on LOL... Henry will be a chap at horse shows :)
Then we moved onto jumping... worked on going straight and strides in a line- either a slow compressed 4 or a normal 3. Henry is much easier to do the 3 (C and Louie had an easier time with the 4) but I was able to work through it and get it nice both directions with both distances. We also added in an oxer/pile of polls (basically everything that wasn't being used on the line was piled up under the oxer lol). He was stick the first time but good the rest of the times.
Cooled out while C took a turn on Louie... walked a bit more while chatting with her and then got off.
Groomed, let him hangout in a cooler and much on some hay left by another horse in the extra stall, got his grain, blanketed and headed to his stall.
|Nom nom nom|
|His tail.. hard work here folks!!|
Trainer ride today... he was good :) So proud! :)