If the wind would go away- the weather would be almost perfect! I have the Pandora App on my phone and love it!
Got to the barn and took my sweet time with Henry... let him graze a bit when I got him out of his stall, slowly groomed him all over, put polos on all 4 legs, tacked up, did a quick lunge and hopped on.
He was a bit uppity since we were the only ones in the arena but we worked through that... I don't get why he isn't as good to ride when we are alone.
I just hacked around- walked a bunch asking him to go into the frame, sitting trot asking for more frame, posting continuing to ask for the frame, lots of halting and backing to get him to lighten up, cantering and really keeping him straight on the long sides, downward transitions to a walk and then back to the canter- departures... he was awesome!
Then I rewarded him with cantering pretty much on the buckle... he relaxes and stretches down and it's so cute!
Cleaned him up, cleaned my tack, made his grain and put him away with lots of kisses!
Lesson Tuesday, off Wednesday, lesson Thursday, trainer ride Friday and a lesson Saturday.