Enter winter and very little opportunity to keep that ball rolling and I am a few steps back. I have a feeling we will catch up quickly though, once I am able to ride more than once a week. At the moment I have a wiggly out-of-shape pony who desperately wants the feral life. C'est la vie!
|Pro style canter transitions: We know we are fancy.|
No jumping happened this past lesson, but we dug in to some very good exercises that really got me paying attention to all the body parts and settled Savvy into a very good working forward mind. We used four poles on a circle and changed up our target on each pole while also changing up what I was doing, i.e. posting to sitting to two-point.
We finished on canter work that was far less dramatic than last week's lesson (just a few funny hops here and there and virtually no ninja kicks fortunately) and left the lesson exhausted (both of us) and super pleased with all of it.
|Well deserved roll for sweaty pony :)|
My farm has been pretty much a skating rink since February, but warmer temps are in the forecast so I am starting to get hopeful of being able to ride at home again!
|My riding arena right now. Kids are the best at making lemonade from lemons!|
I'm starting to get so excited!