So the boys had both had two days off due to bad weather and work. So today (Sunday 3rd Aug) I rode Comanche at 8am before I worked 10am-4pm, and then rode Kai at 5pm.
Comanche was pretty good this morning, only had a problem with his left canter, took us 3 tries to get the ride lead. I tried sooooo hard to tuck my butt in as suggested by JDI, I must have rather weak muscles at the moment cause it was very uncomfortable and I don't even see a difference :S Anyway, if you a see a difference let me know...
Canter, the good lead
Not sure what happened here but he might have slipped, there was a light frost this morning and the ground was rather wet and Com hates wet grass...
So back to canter
Canter other side (camera was suffering with the low sun rise, so not all the pics came out :( )
Some nice working trot to finish up
I believe this is a trot to walk transition
A rather terrible attempt at a square halt!
Does anyone have suggestions on a training a square halt?
Now onto the sunset ride with Kai... Again camera suffered because the sun was setting behind clouds... but I will post the few that turned out. Again I was trying sooooo hard to tuck my butt in, maybe my problem is I am trying too hard??
After we warmed up and getting ready to jump her went a little crazy! (Mum came out after out perfect warmup, of course to take pics!)
So we go back to a nice relaxed trot before we jump
85cm Part 1 (he came in kinda wobbly but I pushed him over to avoid a refusal!)
Part 2 (left behind with that wobbly start, ah well)
So to calm the crazy pony down I tried to do some trot poles...
But he thinks cantering them is more fun!
So we try again
But he still thinks cantering is more fun!
So one more time and yay, he trots them!
A pose in front of the 85cm jump!
And the sunsetting as we rode
Hope you enjoyed!
I am exhausted. Mother and I are planning to take the boys for a trail ride tomorrow so we can all relax and have some fun!