|And with a lot of riding comes a LOT of rolling. Love that derpy lip :)|
I told you about our first lesson which was all sorts of tense. The great thing from it though was we worked through to a very good place by the end and it left me feeling quite confident that I could manage the same on my own.
|Instead of riding videos, enjoy this incredible floating horse head|
I think this is the most excited I have ever been about being able to ride a horse on a circle at the walk and trot.
My first two lessons were with my trusted Pine Ridge coach K, but the third was with M -- new to me on-site instructor who is certified for western and english (and personally rides western). I had a chance to ride with her earlier in the week as she has her horse boarded there as well, and I talked about where Shiraz was at training-wise and what I hoped to work on. I told her a bit about the bucking that had shown up in the canter and that I was really still not terribly confident about it.
|Sweaty pony wishing I would just stop with the pictures and take her outside already.|
The verdict? Success! We actually ended up cantering many times (for brief moments of 3 to 10 strides) and all of those moments were drama free. I also found that working on things in a completely new way was quite refreshing and good for both of us. Even though Shiraz was very 'up' and jiggy for
|An earlier ride on our own *trying* to walk but girl loves her springs|