|One of the Friesians|
We turned down the dirt road and I asked him for a trot. I worked on posting but his trot was really quick and choppy so I was having a hard time. I tried slowing him down with my seat and hands but he threw his head and nose into the air with very little rein pressure, nothing different there really. We finally got back to a walk but with him hollowing his back, and stiffening his legs. I was using the same aids that have worked well on Divine. Though I know that sometimes my aids aren't perfect and Divine lets me know by being a bit more bumpy she has more smoothness than Willy and I think that's from her collected gait. I really want to work with Willy on collection, I'll have to see what Laurie says at my next lesson since we are planning to work on lunging Divine. We trotted a few more times with the same results even though I tried to change my seat and aids a little bit.
|Beautiful Friesian head|