Name - Ruby
Breed - Appendix QH (half QH, half TB)
Color - Chestnut
Age - 12
Discipline - western: trail riding, gymkhanas
July 29, 2008
Since Ruby's one shoe is broken, I haven't been able to ride her the past week or so. We have an appointment with the farrier on Wednesday. We've been working on side-passing and lunging. She's starting to get the concept of both, quite quickly actually. I haven't asked her to do any speed with lunging yet, we're just working on her walking around me and stopping when I want her to in both directions. I'm going to incorporate turning into it soon, once she stops immediately when I give her the sign.
She's also doing well with side-passing. When I put pressure where my foot would normally put pressure she moves away without hesitation except she doesn't always cross her legs over the other ones and doesn't always stay straight. But she's getting better. :)