Another day, another great ride. We popped over to the neighbor's outdoor and just worked on the stuff we learned in the last lesson. After Sunday's ride, I wanted to go easy on the legs and just work on the brain.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Brego has been getting more feed with his hay, as his work load has increased. He's still a little chubs, but he needs quality energy to produce quality work in the dressage arena. So I was happy to see that he was way more forward than during the lesson. We got a nice walk-canter departure both ways (surprisingly, the left was better than the right) and called it a night. Then a short walk through the woods home and, just like that, a great ride in under 30 minutes. I love it.
I did take my laptop to my neighbor and showed her pictures and videos from last year when Brego and I were doing much better. She was very glad to see them and completely impressed with Brego, especially his jumping. I showed her the 3'3" triple bar picture and she couldn't believe it was the same horse (she did believe that was me riding though :) ). So now she has raised the bar for us, seeing what we are capable of. I am excited.
Next lesson is Thursday.