More work in the indoor with transitions. I asked for a walk to canter transition and got it on both leads. Her acceptance of contact is improving too. Good deal.
She is starting to be able to hold her canter more consistently and even adjust her stride a bit. Very nice.
Much improvement over the lesson. We got the right lead!
Work in the arena focusing on strength and connection and a little footwork in the bounce. Good girl.
I rode her in the indoor in all gaits. She started out a little tight, but improved in her connection in trot quite a lot. Right lead canter is coming easier and left is quite good, and her strength and balance is improving. We cantered through the pole grid quite nicely.
We finished out the ride with a solo hack around the pasture, which went well.
Magee warmed her up while I worked with another horse. The did walk, trot and canter on both leads which went well. Then we traded horses and went out on a hack around the section. She managed quite well when we popped a few deer out of the grass, and did quite well generally.
There was just the perfect amount of wind that the curtain would snap at unpredictable times, like maybe only four times during the 45 minutes I rode her. To her great credit, she only startled, and kept doing what she was doing each time. Impressive. We did a lot of work in trot today working on maintaining a steady tempo and starting some connection. We did a fair amount of simple canter work with circles for strength and balance. Good work.
She is getting a bit stronger and more balanced, so today we added some poles on the ground to canter through. There were some mistakes, but it got better and better.
The primary problem is a lack of suppleness and strength. So we worked a little bit on both. Her understanding of the bit is a bit fuzzy, so we did a lot of work in walk and trot to help her get her balance and understanding. Good start.
Carly brought Sister out and I had just a short session with Sister before both Carly and I had to run to other commitments. Despite the short period of time, a lot was accomplished and she did very well. She’s a good sport.