I put on my bright yellow safety vest and jogged to the dead end and back again. Then I went in the front paddock and tried to work on our dressage at a walk.... still too wet to trot or canter and probably will be until May...............
I was trying my very best to do the things I'd learned from Silke White at the clinic last month. Twister was light and bendy and moving off my leg nicely to the right with tons of pull release and licking and chewing. Go left and it was like I wasn't even freaking on him. Note to self next time wear spurs!!!!!!! It didn't help that I was in my jumping saddle. So I did what any good trainer would tell me to do.... drop my irons and lengthen my leg. Let me tell you right now, I was sore and shaking after making Twister remember that yes, I was friggen in the saddle asking him to do something! Proof of my non-participation in No-stirrup November. Hell, I hardly ever rode in November. But I finally got some nice pony to the left.
This was my first real ride in like 3 or 4 weeks. Thanks to work and absolute crappy weather. Today, however, the sun was out. So I did what any self-respecting equestrian would do.... leave work early, hurry home and saddle up! Kinda cranky I didn't get any pics. By the time I started working on our bendyness it was too dusky to take any decent pics.
|What you can't see in these pics is the improved concavity.|