Is the 'like' button acting up again? It only seems to be working for me about half the time.. ugh. Jan
: glad you are continuing to get more comfortable at the canter. you need to make your DS take pics and video while you ride so we can see too! Koolio
: great pics - what a fantastic trip!! not sure which i am more jealous of, the riding or the no speed limits.
don't think poorly of your horses just because you have ridden others that are different. isn't dressage about bringing out the best in the horse you have? i cannot wait to see pics of the potty creations! HP
: great work on the canter transitions. I wouldn't worry about leads for now either, just establish that you want a canter period. love the bucket garden. i may steal that idea on a smaller scale. are there holes drilled in the bottom to let the soil drain? and yay for vaca.. you need to GO RIDE! Eole
: hope you and DH had a good time celebrating his birthday. hope the saddle sale goes through so you can start looking for another!! SM
: the photos from your trip are gorgeous. I bet you were thrilled to see your girl and I bet she was glad to see you, just didn't want to give you a big head by showing it. mares! greentree
: stinks that your help needs to be bribed to do it. i def don't see why a trailer should be taking those people to a show. we the rest of our first cutting down now, so i look forward to that fun again tomorrow. wish i was closer so i could help with the hay and the horse riding. Celeste
: glad you are getting to have free time again. I am sure PP is enjoying her riding time as much as you are. playing base sounds like a nice stress release.
And I liked my trainer. She was youngish, but patient and informative.
There was a lot of fancy dressed older girls in one area, all riding about in English style. Old man, I guess was George, was over there doing his best to make them cry it seemed. I can understand being stern, tough, even down right ridged in order to get Olympic quality riding out of a professional rider. But cruel, mean spirited, and down right nasty?
Yup, that is a pretty darned accurate description of the clinic of his I attended years ago.
Def not the teaching style for me. So glad you enjoyed your lesson!
I am back from Virginia and currently working on pictures and video from the ride. As always, the Old Dominion was hot, humid, and overly generous with the rocks...