At first our transitions suck. And it seems like a fight. But the more we do the better they get. So it's something I have to make an effort to work on each and every time I ride. I get so much thinking about fitness and carrying ourselves I forget to do all the other fine detail things.
The My Virtual Eventing Coach Tips of the Day are like my favorite thing on Facebook. This one they posted the other day. When my mom saw my share and asked HOW you achieve that, I told her "you ride transitions. Lots of them" and the other day my person said I am on Twister's case with my leg too much. That I shouldn't constantly have to be pumping him and constantly asking him to move out. I should be able to get him at the speed needed and have him not need to be asked every 2 seconds to hold it. All I'm doing is desensitizing him to my leg to where he's learned to just ignore it.
Also, I have no seat. I suck at cantering without being in half seat. Badbadbadbadbad.
In August a friend is coming out to give me some jumping lessons. She used to be a hunter princess too. So we're going to work on my leg.
|this height (2'6") is old news and doesn't scare me anymore|
|why launching yourself up your horse's neck is bad|
Twister gets a day off today. He's been very perky, despite the heat, so I don't want him to wear out. Also, riding + grazing muzzle = pony is finally starting to not be so fat!
I love the tips from my virtual eventing coach too, I would sign up for the website if I had more money. Great pics, I like the colors too :)ReplyDelete
I think Apollo needs to go back into the diet pen soon...all the rain lately has made him pudgy again with the lush grass.
I bought a grazing muzzle to slow Twister's intake. I liked it so much, that Rascal got one too. They both look way better. And I finally found Rascal's withers!!! LOL!Delete
oh man the whole 'sit the canter' thing is my nemesis!! and i totally enable isabel to lean on my legs by constantly propping her up with them. these are hard habits to break!ReplyDelete