Welcome! My blog is about 2/3 OTTB retraining and 1/3 newbie eventer (former hunt seat/equitation girl). Please follow along with my experiences, share insight, and enjoy!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
I was able to ride today in the gorgeous weather we had. It was really nice, about 64 degrees and partly sunny. Soooooo nice. I only had time to hop on Lego before it got too dark. We stayed in a different part of the field today working on circles and balancing. I remember reading about a clinic George Morris did where he had the students go into a field and ride different shapes, and then ride in circles on a small hill so that you'd have to deal with balancing your horse and keeping the speed and momentum relatively constant. That's what we worked on today. Not overkill, just a bit. I only rode for 42 minutes and he did a great job. I did some work in 2 point too, and allowed him even more flexibility to figure himself out. I do think its making a difference. My mom came out to watch and hadn't seen us ride much lately (other than our brief jumping of the line yesterday) and remarked at how much more like a team we are looking. Im so excited for our upcoming lesson with Molly. I hope we can get some work done on our left lead since we are still have problems with it. Im crossing my fingers because if its not a training thing then we'll have to get our vet out to see if its a soundness thing that isn't otherwise noticeable, which it could maybe be. I'd also like her to evaluate my position for eventing (you know, since Im an equitation/huntseat girl crossing over to the dark side and all, haha). =)