Noblessa - She's still a big baby, so all I'm asking of her is a light contact with the bit. That she will go forward when I ask her, and go slower when I want her to go slower. And I'm teaching her that if I ask her to trot, she is supposed to trot in the exact speed I asked her to trot in, until I say otherwise. It's so simple to rider horses that understand this. I think you call it - off the leg?
She's the type of horse that is spooky, and she will jump, stop and stare at anything that's unnatural - according to her. So that takes a lot of work too.
And then there is a thing called turning. Lol, well we're working on that too, and now she does nice circles and turns whenever I want to.
Primanova - Another baby, but she thinks she's a queen. If she don't want do it, she wont. Lol, typical warmblood with really good gaits and lots of temperament. But she's a great horse. We're working towards a steady frame, and for her to seek more contact with the bit. Mostly we're just out on the trails working cantering, building up strength.
Florencia - This one is a feisty one. We're working on her canter a lot. Whenever she thinks I'm giving her a hard time, she will start doing flying changes all over the place. All I'm asking off her is to keep in that darn left shoulder in all the work we do. Often I have to start with the pirouette work on this one to get a grip on that shoulder.
But I'm mostly doing the normal work on this one, working with the basic stuff until she will be willing to start working correctly with that shoulder.
She rather do the piaff or passage, than walking straight forward with the same contact on both reins.
Highlight - He's a real baby, three years this year. Been ridden a month last year, but nothing since then. He's this huge thing, spider legs and tiny body. I guess I need to crawl up on him to find out if he's as sweet now as he was last year.
But with him, the work will be him getting used to me as a rider, start understanding the leg and the reins.