After MUCH deliberation, and years of dreaming, I'm finally setting my mind to it, and committing to training for my first LD ride! I decided a couple months ago but today was ready. I remembered to start the GPS app, and pause it for things like gate opening time, and dismounting for a quick saddle adjustment (new saddle) and my numbers came back as follows:
TOTAL DISTANCE: 3.0 miles
TOTAL TIME: 40:44
AVERAGE SPEED: 3.9 mph
This was with maybe 10 mins total of trotting? Hill work at a walk. And me in an English saddle (we're a western duo, but English fits him much better) so quite uncoordinated for now lol!
He did so well! His main issue has always been steady pacing at any gait and he really had leveled out and was listening to very subtle ques about halfway. I was very pleased with his progress today! Can't wait to do an actual organized ride! :-D
Also ordering his Renegade hoof boots in the next couple weeks!
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