* December 5, 2010
So, I went down to the barn with my two barn buddies so we could ride. One of my friends has a bad back so she just took some pictures and did showmanship with her mare, while my other friend and I rode for an hour.
Major started out going well, he was actually going off just a squeeze of my leg which made me happy. Though, after the warm up, I did find myself grabbing a dressage whip.
After lots of bending and suppling, we practiced some extensions/collections at the trot and some canter transitions (which needed the aid of the whip, the majority of the time). After awhile, we played "dominos" with my friend, which we eventually stopped due to Major going lazy on us. xD
By the end of the hour, he had worked up a sweat, so I know we did get some work done.
On the ground, I've gotten much better with getting him to trot with no pulling whatsoever, which makes me fairly happy. :) He almost ate my phone yesterday too, so mental note *don't get close ups with your cell phone*. xD
Oh, and I tried a little thing on his mane... it turned out cute, but very feminine. xD
Now for some pictures!
My friend is not the best picture taker, but I'll get my mom to take them next time. :P