Not really sure how this is possible …
March 20, 2012 2 Comments
Tonight’s ride was a joy. Derby just feels amazing. From the first step away from the mounting block I had a really nice, rolling walk. Derby was also eager to get going, and moved out beautifully at the trot. We had a nice connection and really good adjustability – my half-halts went through without question, and I could feel Derby bring his back up and step under himself. He was light and responsive and powerful and forward and, at moments, nicely through.
Christy was really happy with how he was going, too, and while she noticed a few weaknesses in my position (due to being out of shape and losing my riding muscles) so she wanted me to trot til I was pooped, which is what we did. Over all, I’m pretty happy with how decent I feel, despite being out of shape.
I’m not sure how it’s possible that we’re going this well despite all our time off, but I’m not complaining. Next up, another lesson tomorrow.