Personal Goal: Look ahead!
Details/environment: 9:30am, Dancer, eggbutt snaffle, outdoor arena, 75 degrees, My mood; a little tired, Horse's behaivor; calm
Warm-up observations: Scale 1 - 5 (1 very responsive, 5 not very responsive)
- Walk-halt-walk: 2
- Trot-walk-trot: 1
- Turns: 1
- Me: Relaxed
- Trot and canter 20 meter circles
- Trot and canter figure 8's
Evaluation: My goal; I remembered to look up most of the time, and when I did my steering was 100 percent better!
Lesson Theme; Trotting and cantering the cirles were a breeze, but when we cantered the figure 8, Dancer did flying lead changes. I had never done flying changes before, but we finished our figure 8 very well.
Goals for next ride: Keep my heels down, toes pointed forward and stirrups on the balls of my feet (instead of letting my feet slid through them).