My neighbor is letting me use her outdoor arena once or twice a week and it is turning out to be a really great help!
We started off just walking and he was being lazy, there were a few 'pony club' kicks as we went past the gate, but after a while... we got going quite well.
We did some trot/ canter poles, was ok apart from straightness :P
Started a bit of jumping (cross pole a few times)
Lateral work, this was the best bit! I just tried asking him for things like leg yield and rein back and he did them. We did leg yield, shoulder in and travers... in canter! (also walk and trot), cant believe he can do all these things... especially as i have has him since October last year and have never tried them before, so he was a bit rusty. Only thing we need to work on is extended and collected trot. His canter also needs a bit of work in general (he struggles with his left canter lead due to injury)
anyway here are the pictures...
first jump, bit ahead of him and my dad was a bit quick with the picture... :P
(he was for most of them btw...
thats better :)
ok there are NO good pics of me jumping any bigger...
and some flat
and a funny one for good measure, he didnt run out, i circled him over the pole and he jumped over it! to my surprise!