Tomorrow after school I'll head out to the barn, then leave for Kentucky! Can't wait! I really have to get my ! usage under control. Anyhow, Cadence and I had another jumping lesson today on which we worked on the harder less fun more frustrating side of her jumping right now: cantering fences sans placing poles. Two cross-rails on a circle. Easy, right? Not for my little 5 y/o ball of fire. First she decides that she'd take what she learned yesterday and jump the one x like it had a big scary barrel under it. Then she decided to continue along on that train of though, and just not go over it. Grrrr! I picked up a whip after her third run out, and didn't let it happen again. however, I really had to ride every. single. damn. fence. That's something that I don't like doing, and am not very good at. However, I suppose now's the time to start. Anyhow, my coach'll ride her twice whilst I'm down in Kentucky (partially so she can ride in the Childeric :P) and sort out her canter o/f. Oh, I forgot to add that when we did jump 'em, she plowed over the fences. No respect, running right through me, and barely lifting her feet even @ 2'6. That's why we never should have showed her that there were bigger more exciting fences out there... what's done is done I suppose.
I didn't have any nice pics of Cadence being ridden... and I still don't. These are just screen shots from our youtube vid. However, at least it's a picture. Or 4. The standards look really small in the pics... however, today I walked past them today and realized they were up to my shoulders. I was impressed, because at 5'9 my shoulders are sorta high up!