We went on a short hack in the afternoon and continued the work of acceptance of the aids in upwards and downward transitions, as well as stretching over her topline, especially in trot. I also treated her hooves for thrush in all but her RH, which looks good.
We worked in the arena on acceptance of the aids, specifically on staying round in both upward and downward transitions.
We worked in the indoor on relaxation and transitions. She did very well.
So, Emily Scholtec came out for an english riding lesson. She was out last week too. This is especially interesting because she is one of the 12 recipients of the Legacy of Legends scholarship. This was a world-wide competition. Some of the other winners are from Australia and Germany and probably other countries, but those are the two that stuck out to me. She will be leaving for Montana a week from today and will be learning for 4-6 weeks from people who learned from Ray Hunt and other legends in colt starting. Lucky her!
Lucky me, because somebody told her to “get out of her sandbox” and learn from other disciplines, and she chose to come to me. Whoop! Last week we hacked out and talked about english riding and western riding and the similarities and differences and there were some riding tips in there too. We did about the same thing tonight and had a great time. We went to the ghost barn and around back to Cam’s house, about three miles.
Muggy night! I brought her in and groomed her and treated her frogs for thrush. Her right hind is the only one I am entirely happy with, but they are all improved.
We worked on flatwork in the indoor tonight. She is coming along.
I have a feeling a lot of my next few posts with Lexie are going to be titled “Suppling.” She is coming along nicely as we work on suppling both laterally and longitudinally.
We went on an evening hack with Jay and Elliot. Did about four miles and had some nice work in all gaits.
I rode her with Missy in a lesson. We did a lot of work on transitions and she is coming along. We ended with a small grid. I’d like her to slow down, and that is coming along too.
Beautiful day so Lexie and I headed out on a hack. We did a lot of walking for the first half of it. She enjoyed looking at the countryside.
We hacked about four miles.
We came across a group of 10 deer, which she found interesting, but not alarming. We had a nice canter on the way home and then walked the last half mile in on a long rein. Good day!