Finally was able to ride today! Such a busy day and made it so great that I got to ride! Was only going to hack, do transition work for about 25 minutes since it has been a few days since I was on him last.
He just never does anything wrong! I cannot believe how much we have come since moving here in may!
Even just a few days off and he come back to work, right where we left off on our last ride and works even harder just makes me smile ear from ear! It sounds silly I'm sure but iv ever had a horse that I can keep progressing with! Always ben a few steps back and a fight or two but with Ollie it's like once he figures it out he takes not of it in his own little work journal!
I was really able to half halt with my core and less with my outside arm! That felt great!
Our canter today was even better then last times! I ousted him to canter on the long side ( while arena) and he was unbalanced and tried to brace. It was all I could do to brace against him so he could relax Into own rythem so I just kept lots of inside leg, outside rein and focused on keeping myself straight, shoulders back, breathing, planing my half halts into the short side and plan for the next long side. He did well (only did this once, both direction) since it was new and then put him back on the 20 meter, where he felt much more balanced, relaxed and rhythmic, stretching down too! So now I can work on his confidence and help him find his rythem to relax into in order to use his body more like on our 20 meter.
Also I felt like he was very straight today, when I felt him start to either wiggle around or pull Id flex him the inside for a couple strides then counter flex him and then straighten him out making sure I was sitting tall in the saddle and evenly in my stirrups and looking to theboutside to help me keep my inside hip from falling in. This really helped him in the canter.
I the trot he was much better then last time, more forward off my leg. Steadier on my outside rein, was able to not to "fuss with my inside hand"
I do have to say from just 3-4 months ago it's way better! Not asking for his head down with it as I have learned better and one just trying to kick that old bad habbit!
Again I didn't get any pictures, I'm such a looser lol
If the dry weather in the afternoon comes back tomorrow I will snap pictures.
I'm going I bed a happy girl!