|Frosty morning feed|
I was so excited to be back into work, I scheduled two lessons in one week.
The first lesson was a bit wonky. Savvy was spooky and tight, and never really relaxed enough to get quality in anything. Despite this, I still came home flying high as a kite (riding is such a good drug!) and happy overall with her effort after such a long break from serious work.
Second lesson started off just as tight even though I had been careful to prepare Savvy with a bit of relaxation work before getting on. I don't blame her one bit though because I was riding quite tight myself as I was feeling nervous about possible spooking.
|The most hair I have ever seen on one single horse.|
We both loosened up soon enough though and started to get some damn good work accomplished! This lesson was all about should-in to walk transition, back to trot and repeat. As Savvy started to figure out the plan, she just got better and better. We achieved a trot on her that I had never felt before with moments of actual collection. She could only maintain that particular quality for about five or six steps at a time because the muscle just doesn't exist yet to support it, but hell! It was a fleeting glimpse of what is yet to come.
Fingers crossed the weather holds so I can keep this up. I am so much easier to get along with when I get my riding time!