Last night we had a lesson.
I got Henry, tacked him up and since we were riding inside, I decided to just get on and not lunge. He was a little high but I was on first so I worked him while the others trickled in to get his brain engaged.
We had a good ride on the flat- I got told a million times to pull my shoulders back, aye I think I will hear that till I die.
We trotted the polls with the group, was told to hold off to let Lyssette go and then it was our turn again. Trotted the X a few times to get him warmed up then it was made into and oxer.
We had one stop, it wasn't as dirty as his normally are. Honestly idk what happened. I had my leg on, felt him suck back a little so I put my spur on hard and clucked. I feel like over the small stuff I can be a little more assertive but when the jump is bigger, I haven't become brave enough to put the reins in one had and wack him with the whip while still trying to stay on over a decent sized oxer.
After the stop we had a good schooling over the oxer. Off the right lead I am golden, off the left lead my eye sucks. Henry gave me his all. I really worked on keeping my shoulders back and my back flat and felt like we had some really good jumps :)
Cooled him out. Hosed him off. Iced his leg. Gave treats. Chatted. Cleaned tack. Took him home and grained/filled his water.
Off today, hack/lesson tomorrow, trainer ride Friday and lesson Saturday.