September 21, 2011 Leave a comment
The weather is getting crisp. So were my canter transitions tonight. Derby was much more responsive, and I rode them a bit better too. I didn’t do as many canter-trot-canter transitions as I wanted to – it was a busy night, but after a couple canters we had a pretty decent trot going. The connection is still lacking. I’m not sweating this at the moment. Right now, installing “forward” is key. Staying balanced and executing the transition with grace is still a challenge but it will become even easier as Derby becomes more responsive and steps into the canter when I ask him. Reducing the wishy-washiness of my aids will help greatly in this endeavor.
Lesson tomorrow night. It’s going to be a little chiller, even. Here’s hoping for a report of even more crisp work tomorrow.