Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
• Horses: 0
Hey Hsharp123 Thanks for your comments :)
I am probably a little tense in my upper body, i'm working on it. Oska had a pulling problem, but she's a lot more softer now. I used to finish each ride with sore shoulders. It was awful. Now she's going a lot softer and doesnt pull. I no longer get sore shoulders so that's a good thing.
I lunge her quite frequently and constrantly work on her frame, and its improving out of sight. Some of the multiple shots she looks jammed up... so i'm trying my hardest to get more flexible in the neck. She does however have a short neck and is quite compact... And the left rein canter is an absolute shocker. Just dreadful, but on the lunge we're doing lots of canter work, and also while i'm riding I do short bursts of canter transitions. Say about 5 to 9 canter strides then back to trot, and then same again. This has really helped her. Also trot to halt, and some rein back..etc..
I used to have lessons 3 times a week, but havent had any lessons for a while now due to money. But my landlord that lives upstairs is a coach and judge so she often yells out tips from upstairs :)
If anyone else has any feedback it would be greatly appreciated :)