|My fluffy yak pre-body clip :) So. much. hair.|
|Post-clip pony! Do not look too closely--the clip is sketchy :P|
He took Shiraz by the rein and led us around some scary things just to get her moving forward. That was enough support to get us both a bit more settled and I was then able to get Shiraz trotting around with the rest of my group.
|Trotting through the scattered poles with some pretty cute springs!|
|Settling and thinking while I leave her alone.|
|Heading towards the first jump of the day (AND happens to be the biggest jump we have done together!! What is that, like 2 feet high?!! HUGE!!!)|
The result for me was a feeling of pushing past my boundaries and seeing real advancement in Shiraz while not ever really feeling like what we were doing was too difficult.
By the end of clinic day one, I was completely exhausted but smiling from ear to ear because we had done the thing, no one got hurt and best of all there would be a day two!!