Monday, January 11, 2010

Update on the "my dressage pony" post

We rode around the farm yesterday and then came into the ring for a short session. Did some free-walking across the diagonal and worked really hard to remember to have him straight before I give him the reins and then focus on exactly where I want to go and it was much better.

Also did 20 m circles at B and E and they were much better as well. Could be because we were alone in there, could be because he'd had time to absorb what I was asking of him, could be because I was asking more clearly. Whatever the reason, I'll take it!

Also, some friends of mine came to take pictures of us riding outside on Saturday (one of the few times I've ridden without a helmet! I felt naked, but safe on him. ;) ) so hopefully soon I'll have some nice pictures to share.


SprinklerBandit said...

Oooh! I look forward to the pictures.

Analise said...

Me too! I haven't seen them yet. I've been promised a teaser (they took a LOT of pictures and want to pick out the good ones and fix them up a bit) but they've been a bit busy the past couple days.

Rest assured I'll post them here right after I see them. :)