Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cumbria, England
Today we went out to the stables early to see Jazz. I just let her follow me across the field instead of putting a headcollar on which was nice, and we gave her a good groom. I had a look at her saddle but it doesn't look uncomfortable, though she was trying to nip me at every opportunity until I got on her back, when she settled down. We did lots of bending exercises, 10 and 20m circles and so on. She didn't really seem to be listening to me much though I was trying to get her working on the bit, and her trot was fine save for working on the right rein when she was very unhappy. I'm going to have to investigate that. I really don't know what it might be.
I lengthened my stirrups a couple of notches today and my position improved dramatically, and I felt a lot more in control and a lot more relaxed. So one improvement at least!
Until next time :)