Steady following the leader
My bestest riding buddy and her bestest friend.
Me and my Buddy!
Relaxed and happy!!! Head low, ears forward, sun shining doesn't get better!
The veiw back toward the house from our field.
Peanut gallery came to greet us on our way back. I loves me some cute little mini butts!
(see our barn in the back? well I spent today working on sprucing it up a bit, that is in a post still to come)
So my plan worked. He enjoyed his ride and today we went back to work. He was happy and compliant. We had some great leg yeilding at the walk and trot. A few turns on the forehand each direction. Nice balanced canter with good 20 meter circles. All turning done with leg/body only no rein steering(big change for this trained HJ). And with a couple revelations about my first training with former instructor in dressage and what true dressage is I have been making changes in the amount of contact I take up with him. But that is a whole other topic. We jumped a bit only 2' but point was to get him listening and me to keep my shit together. I don't know if it is just me but some days are just 'off' for me when it comes to jumping and I find myself repeating over and over again Peters words, "Sit up, Kick up, Stand up" and it makes a world of difference. Speaking of Peter I am planning to audit a clinic of his on the 22nd! Wish I could be riding it in but it is the next best thing. I am LOVING this weather!!! Ok now we are all caught up!