Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Thursday, 7th July
Hey everyone :) I thought I would just combine the posts from both of my lessons. I would have updated yesterday, but I had friends over.
Monday: We worked on jumping a lot. I only rode each horse for half an hour as it was ridiculously hot and the horses are in their winter coats. It went well, I need to suck my stomach etc more but other wise it was good :)
Wednesday: Pumpkin was great walking down to our lesson, and as it turned out we made it in 20 mins, not the 45 I was expecting... So we popped in to our friends house and meet her ponies :) Pumpkin was a great little boy and he seemed to enjoy meeting other horses. The was no freak outs or anything which is good as he has had hardly any horse contact in a long time. We headed back to our lesson after that little meeting.
He was nice and calm, and still remained to listen to me. We walked straight into the arena so he wouldn't get to distracted with all of the other horses around the place. We had a little walk around then put on the bridal and off we went. Boy is he lazy :/ We go alright at home but to get him moving there (even though he was perfectly calm and relaxed) was a mission of its own. We ended up doing some lunging and in his objections, I almost came off. I haven't had that happen in a little while and it was refreshing :P
I fidget with my hands to much when he misbehaves apparently, so I will be working to myself quieter from now on. We went over a few small jumps towards the end and he became a little more enthusiastic about that :) After half a hour went, I put him in a back paddock and jumped on one of her horses. We did some more jumping for the last half hour and ended on the note.
On the way home we got some ice blocks for the three of us that went and one for Pumpkin.
Anyway: Enough talk, now for pictures! More are coming when I get some off my friends camera.
Till next time!
There is one principle that should never be abandoned, namely, that the rider must first learn to control himself before he can control his horse. This is the basic, most important principle to be preserved in equitation - Alois Podhajsky