Raining and awful out so we had to cancel our scheduled lesson. So I schooled him on the flat and then played with a bounce combo.
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.
We went for a hack and he was more than ready to go, so we went 2.5 miles over hill and dale. While on it, we worked on maintaining a balanced canter and halting politely. It went well.
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!
It was less than ideal outside when I planned to work with Luke, so we worked in the indoor on consistency in trot and ended with some jumping. He said it was fun.
Lesson with Jean in the indoor.
Work in the arena focusing on strength and connection and a little footwork in the bounce. Good girl.
He’s been a little bossy to the mare in the pasture, so I thought a good hack long hack may help him be more relaxed and amicable. So out we went. We did about 4 miles and he did quite well.
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.