Monday, 16 November 2009

incidental passage....

despite feeling rough as hell witha suspected throat infection, and having the energy of a limp lettuce leaf, went out and rode the pony.
after working though the flexing exercises i did with andrew he felt a lot looser in the neck, like he was really reaching to the bit andnot holding himself in a frame.
then worked on medium trot on a half 20m circle, then collecting him up and going straight. the new looser neck meant he came back to me softer and quicker, and that i could push him on again straight away and not lose the quickness of the hind legs. got 3/4 steps of passage randomly!!! wont be chasing that, but good to know its in there.

canter work felt amaxing, much more over the back and through the neck, just worked on sharpening the transitions and going on and back without los straightness then gave up as i was pooped!

harry lesson wed afternoon, hope he sees an improvement.

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