From March, I believeSunday: Started off with a hack w some other horses for the first time. Went intothe forest past the evil wood pile (not on te first attempt, but we made it) and walked calmly past some other evil wood piles. We then went into the arena for some w/t/c. Actually, we went into the round pen and spiraled in and out on a circle at the trot, then moved to the arena. Much better ride! Sat was good, but Sun was great. Some frame and balance (and a lot less rush) for the left lead canter! Yay!!!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Past Three Rides
Saturday: My coach was at a show all weekend (great results, all 1st and 2nd) so we didn't get a lesson :'( Too bad, but we had a much better ride! Only minor pissy mare stuff. I desided to essentially ignore the post-canter trot work. We'll focus more on the trot once the canter is all there. Her right canter was quite good. Relatively balanced, on the contact for parts of it, and bending a bit. No rushiness either. Her left was a bit better. Gnawing and gnashing of teeth if any attempt to keep her on the contact was made, but she was more balanced and not quite as rushy as the previous ride. We went straight to walk from the canter.... other way around. Straight from Canter to walk, which is what we were doign before. Then she backs off after the canter and she can be pushed foreward into a nice trot. This takes time though, and it sort of sucks to re-do since she was fine with it. Baby steps, baby steps. Under 1/2h.
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