1/17/14 Lesson at New Barn
I prepared a short video. It includes left lead canter, right lead canter, leg yield, shoulder in, a collected trot and a very forward trot in between. You can hear her trying to talk me through the canter. I'm still kind of nervous since my fall in October. She said it will get better the more I do it. I just have to remember to breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out.
I wish I would have captured last week's lesson - his trot was sooo forward. He was in front of my leg and actually began to feel a bit like a freight train, so she's teaching me how to use half-halts to keep him from falling apart.
Last night she introduced the haunches out concept. It's probably the most difficult movement I've had to do so far. It always seems to turn into a leg yield along the wall. By then my camera had died so I didn't capture it. It was ugly as sin anyway.
He's such a joy to ride. So forgiving and willing. The RI earned her bronze medal on him.
This was only my 4th lesson on him and I'm very pleased with my progress. Both the horse and RI are just a much better fit for me. My co-workers can't believe that I drive 20 plus miles after a full days work to go riding...but you know what? It's totally worth it!