Aww way to go free_sprtd.
I've been working on riding a proper half halt and using my weight correctly and because of that Clo bear has improved in a big way. She is using her back consistantly now and is so soft in front. I love that feeling.
We are also working on walk to canter transitions. And yesterday experimented with flying changes. She did fairly well, and got some good ones in towards the end. We need to work a lot more on getting her off the forehand and into a more ballenced canter tho, before we get serious about schooling flying changes. I just wanted to see how she would react.
She tries hard tho and does very well for an old, very downhill cowpony type.
Nudge is a dif story tho. He is a stargazer, and Im trying to get him to flex, and bend around my leg when we school circles. But its not happening. He's off in his own little world and not listening to me. And in my attempts to get him to move off my leg I manage to get myself off ballance and make things even worse. Im going to try and get the onlydecent pony club instructor to come on Sunday tho, and work with me.
Ill also be getting the chiro out soon to give the babies their complete checkover/ massage/ putting-anything-that-is-out-back-in-its-place session (Im going to work on getting 2 of theses sessions each year). And while she is out I'll have her look at Nudge's saddle as well. Something just never feels quite right when Im riding him.