|Brownie- looking cute with Legs in the background|
My lesson was all on the lungeline as Laurie was going to have me work on the posting trot. I know it's a common problem, I've seen it in magazines and at shows but often a rider will turn their leg outwards while posting. So we worked on the proper position for my legs and the proper movement of my hips as I moved up and down in rythm to the Divines trot. Then she had me work on sitting trot without the stirrups. Oh the torture! LOL. It really wasn't too bad and actually is quite helpful to get balanced without the stirrups. In a sense stirrups can be as much a handicap as a helpful tool.
|Laurie and Gadiel|
|Divine should be a fly mask model!|
After I released Divine back into the arena after her grooming session I loved on Pstar a bit. Laurie had been talking earlier about a mare she wanted to purchase, potentially, as a second lesson horse but needs to find Eksodus and Mystic Magic (Brownie) a home. If one of them finds a home she could justify getting the mare. She seemed pretty smitten. She also mentioned in passing the difficult decision about selling any of her horses, even Eksodus and Brownie. It made me really hope that she'd never sell Pstar, I love seeing that mare when I come to the stable. She's always the first to greet me. I have no idea how she'd be to ride in the ring or on the trail but her beauty is one that comes from the inside out. There's just something special about her. Honestly I think there's something special about all her horses. I just hope when I get all my ducks in a row and I go horse shopping I can find a mount that's at least half as sweet as her horses!
|Gadiel gazing at the beauty of Sala|