|Connection is slowly becoming more consistent, although still lots of head bobbing moments.|
I must say Savvy felt really good this lesson. I thought I had good inside bend and her trot work was relaxed with a lovely long stride.
It was all going well until coach asked us to do a bit more complicated exercise at the same time the farrier showed up in the barn. Combine the distraction of sounds in the barn and the increase in difficulty and I basically had a high-headed, hallow-backed mare who was acting like she simply could not.
|Finally has a thinking and working frame of mind after a little help|
from a training ride by my coach.
|20-meter circle with left bend - asking her to 'almost' leg yield outward |
to encourage that left hind foot to reach.
I learned something interesting today: Knowing it is in there (seeing my coach asking for more and getting it) made it much easier for me to expect a better result from her. You really have to believe it to make it happen!