I’ve been consistently crappy feeling for the past week or so. I think it’s a combination of the cat bites, the heat, and dehydration. I feel like I’ve had a constant mild heachache. Bleeeech. And of course, I don’t have any work to do at work, so I’m bored out of my mind….
Friday Rob and I had a lesson. Things we worked on:
- Steer with the outside aids exclusively. Bridging my reins can help me rely less on the inside rein to steer.
- All gaits must be powerful. We really really need to work hard if we’re going to get good impulsion.
- My seat has improved! Michele mentioned it a couple times!!
So ya…it was a good lesson, but we didn’t learn a whole lot of new stuff. I think Michele is really trying to get us on the bit, now. Hopefully this new “working harder” trot, combined with longeing in side reins once a week, will work to get us there.
Saturday the club and Kathy’s friend, Quizzy, headed out to check out a horse Kathy liked. The horse was cool, but not perfect. Kathy hasn’t ruled him out yet, but she’s looking at other options.
After the barn trip, Quizzy got a pony ride from Robbye! They were both so so good. I think Rob was a little confused and nervous at first – I’m the only one who’s ever really ridden her before, after all – but she mostly got over it. She did tend to sneak up to me when Quizzy forgot to enforce steering.
Quizzy had a ton of fun, I think. I did too! She even got to do some posting trot…and of course, Robbye provided her little western jog, which was so nice.