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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Lovely day so we went for a hack up to the Fairview Cemetery after going down to the end of the road. Out for a roll in the arena at the end. The best is the video, when he decided to give a playful buck.
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.