Last night was hack night. I got Henry, groomed slowly since no one was at the barn and I don't like riding when no one is around, Kat came as I was putting the last of my tack on- woo hoo! Did a little lunge and got on.
|I had an open and freshly groomed arena- this isn't our arena, I wish!|
Today we work on transitions - up and down. Mondays Henry is always special so I knew it would be *fun*
Warmed up walking a bit and then went into a trot giving him a little more contact but he lost those privileges pretty fast as he decided spooking and his head in the air were more fun. So to work we went...
I basically just went around through the paces (w t c) and added in transitions all over the place... we even did some halt to canter and canter to halts, trot to halt and halt to trot.
He was really really heavy on the left rein- i tried giving him nothing to hang on, that didn't work so I ended up lifting my left rein and once he gave I gave.. that helped a little but I wasn't going to pick at that much cause the transition work was enough picking for one night :)
We were both SO sweaty and pooped so we walked for a bit while Kat cantered and chatted.
Hosed Henry off (including a man part washing), cleaned my stuff and took him home with his grain.
|Day 1: My Horse|