|Mid chew head shot|
Last night was the ladies night lesson. Of course the rain held off till the afternoon and evening when we rode. I went down to get Henry and decided to grab Blue for Erica too.. Henry and Blue are both chill dudes so leading them both was no biggie.
Groomed, tacked up and got on.
Did a nice long walk warm up while Kat and Erica got tacked up. We flatted- posting and sitting trot, 2 point, canter, counter bending, trying to keep our horses from spooking... you know the good stuff :)
Then I was in the spot light for jumping...
The X actually had my fav (NOT) latice panels on both sides as well so it was a wider/scarry jump then I drew but I wasn't sure how to draw the panels ha! Anywho we trotted it both ways 2-3 times and then did the figure 8- over the polls on a straight line (a little angle to the X), left or right turn to the opposite line. The ground polls were set a little long so the 2 that I was instructed to do became a holding 3 - but that was great for us cause Henry LOVED to speed up after jumping so it helped me really bring him back.
It was a fun exercise, more challenging then it looks- keeping your horse stright, getting the strides and then staying straight after the poll for the lead change.
Walked for a while with Erica to cool the boys out.
Untacked, grained inside so he could dry and I could clean tack.
|more carrots please!|
Then we took all three horses down in the golf cart.. Henry was anxious to get home and walked in front of the cart as I was driving it twice- smooth move!
Off today, hack Thursday, hack Friday and lesson Saturday.