June 4, 2013
I brought Raina in from the pasture and groomed her up. I asked her to move over and she shoved into me, so we had a little lesson in moving when I tell her to.
She saddled fine and mounted great. Her trot was pleasant and so was her canter. She's finally getting the idea that she doesn't need to fly around the arena when I ask for a higher speed.
I've also gotten her into some jumping. He seems to enjoy it so why not? I took her over a small cross rail and she took it just fine. Took her over it again and she just trotted over it, so I'm guessing she needs more of a challenge. I'd like to set up a two stride next time I'm out with her.
I decided then that I'd actually ask her to soften and work and she backed off the bit... A lot. I had changed her from the snaffle and back into the curb bit she ha been going in for the last couple months. I'm guessing she's not happy with that so ill just switch her back to the snaffle.
Other than that, nothing much to report. She's doing just lively in the arena and I plan to switch her into a jumping saddle here in the next couple weeks. Should be fun!