I'm pretty bummed due to the fact that my trainer from Cali canceled last minute to come up as scheduled for our last two day clinic of the year.
I have been working really really hard on getting Oliver to lift the weight from front engine to rear engine and get more drive from that hind end of his.
Iv been doing head to wall leg yeilds, leg yields from center line and quarter line. This is a big process for him, he gets very flustered and rushes at the end but I recently got to ride my trainers young Irish mare who has leg yeilds done to a T and really felt what it should feel like and the aids needed to really make it crystal clear. I'm hoping in the next two weeks we have them down smoother.
We are getting ready to start going to fall/winter schooling shows to prepare us for our first E.I show season at first level.
The first schooling show is luckily at home, on our island.
October 12th and the judge is my other trainer that my home trainer and I haul out to 3-5 times a year is going to be the judge so it couldn't work out better!?
The main thing I'm having trouble with, and I don't want to start asking him before understanding properly...so here's my question to you
How do I correctly get a trot lengthening?
What are some good exercises to help set him up and prepare him?
Thanks! Any help, video, articals or first hand knowledge is what I'm looking for!
My trainer is helping me, and riding him once a month and I am going to see about riding Vessa more to understand more of the 1st level work, or her friesain mare who we are taking to championships soon!
Hope you are all having a good weekend