|it's raining again- booo!|
Gave Henry a little lunge to get the boogie men out and then hopped on... We did some interesting work with polls today to warm up.
The skinny lines are polls, the stars are standards that are super close together and the thick lines are jumps.
I went around the arena 2 or 3 times at the trot and then my trainer had me go over the polls in ever direction and all sorts of combinations and even added in the X a few times. After I had hit them all she had me go through the two by the oxer to the one by the stars and then a light left roll back and through the stars (standards) then to the diagonal on the bottom left back to the one by the stars. Then we went the other way with all sorts of turns- she called them out and I did them, including the X haha!
Walked a bit and chatted and then cantered both ways- Henry was up a bit as every time we passed or went by Buda they both got super excited lol.
Then we did a X a few more time to warm him up for the next crazy adventure ... Today was all about turning- I guess out crazy turns on Tuesday needed some help :)
We did the oxer with a sharp/roll back turn either right or left depending on what she called to me. This kept me really alert and Henry confused ha! Once he really started listening to me it went MUCH better. I had to really sit up, use my outside leg/inside rein and make sure to not use my outside rein on the turns.
Henry was lathered when we were done.
Cooled him out, untacked, put on a cooler, let him eat grain, cleaned ALL my tack, groomed Henry really well, re blanketed and took him home.
Trainer ride tomorrow and lesson on Saturday :)