Monday, April 20, 2009

hum....

lunged first at RI's suggesting in the small arena, then got on ... still inteh small arena as we're not allowed to lunge in the main arena...

lots of walk, thinking about softness and not overbent and the SI position on corners (lot of them in there ...)

then thought i'd try to ride her from one ot the other, normally she won't even undo the gate and then will have a nap back to the barn

the success, was getting the gate open from horseback.

unfortunately, she did start napping to the barn, and i had to get off and lead.

back into the large arena and got back on...walked round, nice and soft - tried trot .. phooey... did get on half decent circle, but that's about all that can be said for it!

but, after that we got some rein back, so I thought that was a good note - particularly as there was a hot air balloon starting to loom up!

4 comments:

trudi said...

**back into the large arena and got back on** you say this as if it were nothing and yet not so long ago this in itself would have been a battle. You are progressing but some weeks the plateau can be frustrating, you'll be up the next hill soon.

Kate said...

A hot air balloon (?) - oh my! Sounds like you got somewhere and ended even better than you started.

Jean said...

My Russell R. would sometimes regress horribly in some phase of his training. Then one day he'd have a light bulb moment and it would all come back together and stay there. As time went on, the regressions were minimized, so somewhere along the way, he cottoned on to the whole concept of training. Maybe Molly is working on his learning curve.

Cabruze said...

Lots of positives! V impressed: small AND large arena!! And Molly ignoring a hot air balloon!!