|Day 30- Fav Pic|
Got Henry, groomed- could tell he was feeling a bit sassy- lunged and hopped on.
Lyssette brought Hillary out to our lesson as she was in town, so we (including Kat) all hung out and chatted while we waited for our trainer.It was nice to meet a fellow blogger (other then the three that I ride with lol).
I started warming up a little and then our trainer came.
My body was hating me, I was on the 3rd lesson in 4 days so yeah I am hurting. I got yelled at a lot to life my chest/keep my shoulders back, I suck at this.
Cantering felt better then trotting on my body, I think our canter was ok since I got yelled at less.
Worked on frame, stopping and backing when he gets heavy, square corners, keeping me weight in my right stirrup (I like to put more weight in the left stirrup but somehow I am able to keep my upper body straight by just cocking my hips) and straight straight straight horse through lead changes!
We jumped... it felt really sucky. Henry doesn't care much for anything under 2'6 so I feel like it's a big fight between us.
Warmed up over the X Vertical (1)... back and forth. Then I did a course... 1, left lead to 2, right turn to 3, bending line to 1, left turn to 4. It all felt bad.. the only think that felt eh was the oxer and maybe the second gate (4). Trainer said it wasn't all bad but since he was in a rushing mood I needed to hold more- which gives deeper spots (which feels like crap to me).
I have been working on more pace to the larger jumps (well larger for us) so I need to remember he has to wait to the smaller stuff. Never thought I would rather jump bigger then smaller haha!
Cooled him out, hosed him off, grained Henry and Louie, filled waters and gave kisses!
Here's to a better lesson/ride next time :)
Hoping my trainer rides Henry sometimes this week... since the ws is gone and not available anymore. We have to work out a new schedule.
Off today, hopefully my trainer will ride him Th or Fri and lesson for me Sat.