Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Freshly Drug Arena
Got to the barn, trainer was there with some clients vetting a horse.
I got Henry, groomed at tacked him up and showed the little kids a few things, let them give Henry treats and then got myself together as they were all leaving.
We headed into an open, freshly drug arena with one other rider but no one else at the barn. I opted out of lunging and got on.
Henry was a little up, but I put him to work and he was good.
I warmed him up with some walking, posting and sitting trot.. a little shoulder in too. Then we went to cantering... I went all the way around the arena and also did circles in weird places to make sure he was listening. He was awesome... balanced, listening, not spookie, pretty soft (after a few stops and backing).
I ended with some trotting on a long long rein.
Walked a bunch and cooled him out.
Untacked, hosed off, iced, cleaned tack... took him home with his grain and gave kisses
Lesson tonight, off Wednesday, hack/lunge Thursday, trainer ride Friday and lesson/hack Saturday (we have family plans and have to leave the house at 11:30).