|Pstar and Brownie in the pasture|
The last riding lesson I had was Monday Nov. 28th after work. The day temperatures were nice and sunny, of course when I left work at 4pm the sun was already setting behind the mountains as per this time of year. When I got out to the stable I turned on the lights as I made my way back to the tacking area. I still had my clothes on from work so quickly changed into my jods, boots, shirt etc. Then I opened the garage bay door to head out to the field and get Divine.
|Not so clean Eksodus nose...it was chilly so I'm sure my nose|
wasn't too dry either!
The riding lesson itself was off the lungeline. I was surprised since I felt like we’d do some canter try outs again but perhaps Laurie is wanting me to not get frustrated, throw in a few lessons where I feel more comfortable so they aren’t all “tiring, facing my fear” type of lessons! Anything that is difficult it is best to take in little steps and not thoroughly concentrate on the task 100% of every lesson so I wasn’t disappointed. I did trot work and circles on Divine. I worked with her on her trouble areas where she fought to go through the door out of the arena back to the barn and where she tried to stop or walk in the corners instead of keeping her bend and circling like I was trying to ask. It was a lot of work for me too trying to keep her impulsion up and then either posting or sitting the trot correctly and balanced. It felt good and little successes made me happy
|I love the smell of hay!|
Later after the lesson and Divine was all groomed up and untacked she got a nice meal of hay in a warm stall. I love the sound of horses munching on hay! Glad to have a good lesson again! Perhaps next time I’ll have some confidence to go with the canter again, we’ll see what Laurie has planned!