Oh and go check out Nicku's contest!!
|Day 10: Treats|
Got Henry, groomed, lunged (he was nuts, guess the 90+ degrees didn't affect him) and headed up to the lesson.
Henry felt great, he was listening and willing.
There was a horse eating white plastic chair that he kept giving a hairy eye to and tried to scoot by it but I don't play that game so I made sure my inside leg/spur was more uncomfortable then scooting :)
We went around as trainer instructed. She had up do posting and sitting at the trot, working on forward/backwards. She always had us lengthen and collect at the canter- Henry loved it and was game to go forward - any one clucking or trainer saying anything and he was like "oh they are talking to me" lol.
Then we warmed up over and X back and forth... then I was told to wait.
I sat in the shade and drank water- my mouth was dry and I defiantly didn't drink enough water throughout the day.
Then it was my turn... course went like this...
2. Gate Vertical
3. Baby jumps Bounce
4. Oxer with a box partially in front/under the front poll
5. Vertical with a pannel
My course went like this...Canter 1 down (twds bottom right corner), left big loopy turn canter to 2, right turn and trot into 3, canter around to 4. Did this twice I think- then she added in 5 on a constant left circle. Lastly she had me do 5 on a left circle once and then the next time around go straight and right. We did this twice and then ended.
Cooled out on a walk with Kat and Lyssette.
It was a good lesson, our jumping was on *knock on wood* it continues through the show on the 25th :)
Hosed him off as he was covered in sweat, iced his legs (i've been doing this just as a precaution after lessons), cleaned tack, got his grain/hay and took him home. Kisses and pats for my good boy!
I might hack tonight or Thursday, trainer ride Friday and lesson Saturday.