Today was fun! First, I got my drivers license!
That means more riding and more horsie stuff for me! I can go to clinics and shows. I can also ride more regularly. I can get up earlier on weekends and ride all day. It's going to be epic.
The first place I drove was the farm, where I rode Baby Girl for about an hour. We did figures, circles, and lateral stuff in the field for a while. Once we were warmed up, we jumped a little. I worked on my form. I tried a little grid work, but it's hard without my trainer there to pick up the poles we always knock down on the last bounce.
Her jumping has gotten really good! Our single jumps were grand. I'm learning myself, so the better I get, the better she gets.
I do have problems with my release. Sometimes I peg her in the mouth. Sometimes I fall forwards. I drilled myself about these today and am doing it a lot less now.
After our warm up, I asked Baby Girl to do turns on the haunches and forehand. Her turns on the haunches were great, but, weirdly, her turns on the forehand sucked. She wouldn't keep her front legs still. I guess that's another thing to work on.
Tomorrow is another full riding day! What shall I do?