Guess who cantered without any fear or chicken flaps?!
Such an amazing lesson!! I was so frustrated at first cause she had a previous student in there and her husband riding and I'm used to being alone. But surprise surprise.. it turned out to be awesome because I did serpentines with Cha (the horse I'm riding) and lots and lots of transitions and figures. So when it came time to canter I was SO on it and I didn't even worry about it. I had no trouble and she went beautifully! No huge fear though I was leaning pretty badly going to the left (which is my weaker direction) but I was super happy with my right lead canter :)
So after my looong 1.5 hour lesson, we went and rode down to the beach to cool off and Cha was like almost swimming in the river mouth, haha, she was past her knees in water.
Then we went back and I groomed her, put her away, and then spent time brushing all of my instructor's other horses including a colt who was so adorable, some fillies, and some of her prospects :)
It was brilliant and I was so happy, sore, and relaxed by the end of the day!! I woke up at 7am and got home at 4:30pm!
Not to mention I went bowling afterwards too.. talk about sore haha!
I do think I'm going to get a few things for my trainer.. she has no really nice brushes or sponges and I have an extra hoof pick that she'd love to have as well. What do you think?
Sky is having some exhaustion and soreness transitioning to barefoot. Hopefully he gets through this point sooner than later because he needs to get into working condition again that he lost to the move!