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post #31 of 32 Old 06-11-2009, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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June 10

June 10

Today's
lesson went so well! My flatwork goal for the lesson was to work on bending, and my jumping goal was to keep my heels down. I achieved both!

Trotting to the right, I cou
ldn't get Dakota to bend. He decided it would be much more fun to run around with his nose out the whole time!








So then we wa
lked, and I decided to try bending again just at the walk. He responded really well, and seemed to really understand what I wanted! So then when we trotted left, I could get him to bend without too much trouble! I rewarded him every time he bended with a huge pat.



Perfect bend! --



Some 2-point...



Then we trotted with no stirrups. We were fine at the sitting trot, but then we had to post, and I was so tired from a
ll the bending that my legs were like noodles!




After that, we cantered. We started out with no stirrups and I thought I was going to fa
ll off because he kept trotting really fast instead of cantering. -_- That's why my spurs are kinda digging into him. But I finally got him to go. XD



Then we were a
llowed to pick our stirrups up while we were cantering so that was good.




Every ride, good or bad, teaches you something new.
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post #32 of 32 Old 06-11-2009, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Cantering the other way:




Right before he bucked --



Then we jumped! I was really happy with how we did -- usually when we have a good day on the flat, we do well in jumping too.






We got some bad distances...

(
lol at the horse on the side!)



Some "day
light" moments...



And some jumping ahead...




But overa
ll, it was a very successful lesson!

Every ride, good or bad, teaches you something new.
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