Tuesday, April 23, 2013

It's Spring!

They have opened up both ends of the indoor arena. One end is always open and other has a sliding door... it's open :) Henry didn't seem to mind it which was nice, I rode as if it was always like that.

Not a person was at the barn when I arrived, thankfully Kat was on her way.

We tacked up, I went to lunge but the round pen was SO HARD so I didn't do much, hopped on and got to work.

Henry was actually pretty lazy.






Hacked around and worked on staying in the frame, bending nicely around my leg and keeping a constant pace- he wants to speed up down the long sides at the canter.

I also worked on some no stirrup work at the sitting trot, posting and canter. I also worked on picking up my stirrups when cantering without them... the slightest touch of my leg- Henry takes that as a go fast now, ugh!

I will continue to work on that and no stirrups because I need to get stronger and I have to start somewhere.

He was really hot and sweaty as I did a lot of work so Kat and I cooled out and walked for a bit.





Cleaned up, hosed off, grained and put the boys away..





Lesson tonight, off tomorrow, lesson Thursday.. idk Fri and Sat.

12 comments:

  1. Stirrup-less push-ups. Beast your thighs! :) Good work.

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  2. He looks like a muscly beefcake :)

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  3. I am never wearing a wife-beater when on midget Magic next to you and your stud lol. I look so little. Yay for building thighs of steel!

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  4. It's always good to work hard. This weekend should be a scheduling conundrum with the clinic.

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    1. yeah i have no idea how it's going to work, gotta ask I

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  5. Wish it was was spring here, today we got more snow!

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  6. I've also been trying to work in some no stirrup work into the routine. Love the pictures, as always :-)

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    1. yes I need to do more!!! i always want to be a beast right off the bat but need to do a little each week so i can get strong!

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