This was a very long, mentally exhuasting week for me. And nothing felt better than heading out at 5pm. I’m so blessed to have a fabulous job, but my brain was about out of juice at this point. So at 5pm I turned off the computer, packed my goodies and was gone! My asthma has been a royal pain in the butt this week, but I knew that I would regret not riding today–even if I was a little short winded. The stable was very quiet and it was nice to just relax and lavish some extra love on my pony.
Under saddle she was very agreeable, although a little too quiet at first. After some serious legging as a wake-up call, O got the point and really used her rather large booty to our advantage, rather than drag herself around the ring with her front end. I could tell though, that I’ve been working on the canter extensively, and her trot wasn’t as collected and put together as I like to see it. Meh. Note to self to not get too stuck on the canter, that we would forget our other lessons.
Once we had a really nice, forward, uphill canter going O and I threw in a few quick changes/trot changes into our agenda. As I had noticed in our lessons, she struggles much more going from the left to the right. Her right to left is really nice, and when we are going over fences she usually trys to switch that one out on her own. But we still have a very LONG way to go. I know that staying back and getting her balanced is key-but easier said than done I fear. However, it was overall a very good ride. 🙂
Pony got her mane shampooed (she allllllways gets things in it) and I’m afraid I got a bit carried away with the soap. She wasn’t humored by my laughing or taking pictures either. She was ready to get her dinner on. I still enjoyed myself! ha!