Hack on the new trails

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.

Hack and stretch

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.

Fun with Leo

Nice day! Leo was very relaxed

We walked down the hill and enjoyed ourselves immensely:

Then cantered back up

Then we went for a short ride in the prairie and had a 10 minute graze at the end, which he thoroughly enjoyed.

Some time with Tag

Nice day for a graze, so the first thing we did was go out in the yard and graze grass for a while.

Then I put him in the cross ties and brushed him and played with him. He was more distracted than usual, so after I was done, I took him to the indoor and let him get some of that energy out:

After he was done with his romp, he had a nice roll:

Harley day one

I walked out and caught him in his paddock easily, had a few quiet conversations with him about who was in charge. He agreed and got on the trailer with only a bit of hesitation.

Harley on board physically, now let’s get him on board figuratively. 🙂

Canter trot transitions

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.