Thursday, April 18, 2013

Two great lessons...

Both were hard but worth the effort...






Wednesday I ended up having a private lesson. Hacked around as the kids finished up their lesson and then we did some lead changes and then onto jumping.

This was our challenge lol




The vertical on the left was put down to an X to warm up.. back and forth and keeping him straight. Then we did the oxer off the right lead, around to the left lead to the back vertical, 5 strides to the two rail vertical. We did this a few times to get it right, more then once lol!

Then we did the double bar vertical to the oxer... around the orange cone. Holy moly it was hard!! I was told to try for 6 strides but it was rough! A few times Henry saved our booties but I also had to ride ride ride him every step.

We did the vertical to vertical and it was much easier and then went back to the double bar to the oxer.

HARD WORK ha!

Thursday I had my normal lesson.

Ran Henry around in the big arena/round pen. He can haul ass!

Hopped on and went to work while my trainer and her friend walked around and gave me instructions. Basically just going through the paces and then it was the grand ol lead change time. Our big arena is really big- and straight down the long side is a long way... today the lead changes were a challenge. Henry anticipated and then was just wiggling all over and keeping him straight was my battle... we worked through it.

Onto jumping...





Warmed up over 1 back and forth.

Then we did a combination of things...
One course was: 4, right lead to 5, left lead to 1 to 2, left lead to 4, right lead to 6.
Another was: 4, right lead to 5, left lead to 1 to 2, right lead roll back to 3.
Another was: 4, right lead to 6, right lead to 4, left lead to 2 to 1.

There were others but I can't rem them all ha!

Again a hard lesson but good lesson. I am sore!

Trainer ride Friday and lesson Saturday.

13 comments:

  1. Ah the art of a bending line... Glad your lessons went well.

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    1. Yeah it kicked my bootie.. way harder them it looks lol

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  2. Glad your lessons went well. That's one of my favorite quotes I used last year on my blog.

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  3. I love bending lines, but they are hard! Sounds like you had fun lessons :)

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    1. Yes way harder then they look, esp when your horse has a big stride lol!

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  4. Ya gotta love those hard lessons! Great job to you both!

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  5. Glad your lessons went well, Henry sometimes looks like controlling a freight train, your doing so well with him :)

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    1. Funny thing is that Ira said he "isn't an easy horse to ride at all" which made me feel better lol... then Sherrie said she notices how he leans into my leg/spur- ah good ol Henry!

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  6. Jealous of your fun lessons!!!

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    1. Ah you will be back at it in no time!

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  7. The bending lines are so challenging!! Good though.

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