28th September 2009
Went to LAH, saddled up Goldie. She was so good for me to groom and tack up, usually she can be a bit of a pain, pretending to nip and swing her head, I was suspicious haha. Then we had a brilliant ride. Warmed up, then I set trot poles out, just a tad longer than her short choppy stride and she didn't pole, so worked on getting an even rhythm after the trot poles. Kind of worked. Then I set them up as canter poles. First time she hit the second pole, just had two for the canter. Then she got the stride every time. Again I had set it slightly longer to make her stretch for it, so maybe next time I will use three or four canter poles. Then I set then up with opposite ends on boxes so a teeny jump, which she perfectly cantered over, got those feet up some more. She is just getting better and better each ride. Everyone else who rides there, not many others but, they all tell me how they just take her out and gallop her around so I feel like I am making something of her, not just bushwhacking, which can be fun and I hope to take her to the field to gallop soon but I feel that she is enjoying the challenges in the arena too.