My new neighbors created some trails that they invited me to ride, so I did, with Lexie! We went out in the late evening and did a lot of trotting and some hill work. She did very well, starting to come over her topline more consistently.
Went out on a morning conditioning hack of about 3 miles with Emma and Bravado.
Went on a 3 mile hack while Innah rode Sammy. Lexie was happy to go and did well. Working on suppleness.
Beautiful day, breezy and overcast, perfect for a hack. We walked about a quarter mile, then trotted down Steve’s waterway, reminding her to stretch over her topline and take bigger steps. Got some good change. Some canter work, then more trot and walk the last quarter mile home.
Lovely day so I took Lexie out for a hack. We went about 4 miles and we worked in all gaits with a special emphasis on being relaxed, especially in walk. She had some nice work.
In the last few sessions I have worked on helping her tune in to the seat, and with that coming along nicely, I started work on the canter to trot transition. We worked on staying relaxed in canter and reacting calmly to downward transition aids and made some nice progress.
The gravel roads are perfect for hacking because the footing is soft enough for the horses and also makes the cars drive slow when they go by, of which there were exactly two because people avoid soft gravel – bonus! Missy on Sammy and I on Lexie went down Cam’s road and then east to the creek, about four miles. She got looser and looser in a positive manner. Great ride.
South drapes open on the arena and more work on seat aids. She is doing well!
She is catching on big time!
Since it is supposed to be so cold tomorrow and Monday, I was on a mission to work everyone today. Lexie and I worked more on seat aids today, with very good success. After a brief review, she showed the correct response in walk and even had some moments of nice rebalance in trot. Her canter work was more malleable as well! Great!