March 20, 2014 2 Comments
We are officially back to work. I don’t have any travel for the next month, and, well there are some schooling shows coming up …. but I digress. We’re back to work, and Christy is approving – our work is consistently more correct, and it’s my fervent hope that we’ll see the results in the form of some more muscle on that skinny neck.
I added a lesson, so we worked with Christy four times this week – we have to keep up this momentum. After our nice ride on Monday, I got a little over-motivated and rode Tucker before my ride on Derbs, after a killer Pilates session. Needless to say, I was almost out of gas by the time my lesson rolled around, but we had a few nice moments before I pooped out. Then on Wednesday, it was Derby’s turn – the horses were inside due to pouring rain and wind, and after a few more strenuous rides, standing around in his stall did him no favors. He felt blah and was really underpowered in his hind end, so we worked on some stretchy trot, and then rode the intro tests for variety.
Today we were both back on form for the most part, so we worked on some canter – which at the outset is going to be focused on conditioning and really getting Derby to move out at the trot. He still wants to duck behind my leg , which we need to fix. We’ll be addressing
But we’re putting things together. The pieces feel like they’re starting to come together. I’m trying not to be too impatient, so Derby will get a day off tomorrow, and I’ll ride Tuck to keep myself going.