Sunday, April 04, 2010

that's better!

went over to the arena to see if we could do better than we did yesterday; had to wait 1/2 hour for someone to finish their longlining lesson, and then we did indeed do better than yesterday!

interestingly, she's doing some lovely canter on the lunge these days, i used not to be able to get it at all;

it wasn't the best lunging she's ever done, a bit speedy but not unbalanced, but since she hasn't been in work over the winter that was no matter, the point was for her to go the way i wanted until i said stop

she had one glitch towards the end - second time going right (which was of course always her least favourite direction) when she challenged me a couple or three times and had to be corrected and set away again

i found the thing then was to let her out as far a possible to canter and then draw back in to trot...

all the while could hear Charlie shouting for her from away across the other side of the river!

1 comment:

Jean said...

Much better today, then. Seems Molly is learning to concentrate on you even when her buddy is calling for her. That's a good sign of things to come!