I was not looking forward to riding in my lesson Thursday. I don't want to mess up all the work that I have done (with my trainers help) on Henry and after Tuesday was worried I'd suck again. But I knew I had to do it, I need to be pushed so that I don't become complacent or a chicken- this is one of the things I love most about my trainer.
Got to the barn, no one was there so I groomed, tacked and lunges. Just as I was getting on my trainer got there so we headed down to the big arena and got to work. Henry was spookie but I was able to deal with it better then Tuesday (didn't get scared and was confident).
We worked on lead changes a bunch- going from right to left. This is his "bad" way. But really we are refining him and asking for changes on the straight away because he gets them great around turns or when jumping.
Then we move onto jumping... this was the BEST part!
Warmed up over the X turning left and right after it, alternating sides. Then we did the X to the 4 stride line, then around to the oxer around to the boxes. Then we did the boxes to the 4 stride line. Then the one stride line a couple time.
It was one of those jumping sessions that we didn't have to harp on anything, just kept adding or changing the course and it was awesome.
Of course then I asked for my trainer to take some pictures of my jumping the boxes, she opted for video instead and we had some rough distances and I really need to get my back flat but here are some videos for ya! :) Not perfect in any way shape or form but better! And that is my hood flopping around, not my hair lol!
So I went from leery about my lesson to telling myself to deal with it to it being a great lesson and just what I needed!
Henry got turned out today and a lesson tomorrow (if it doesn't rain).