Thursday, December 4, 2014

Training: Getting a back lift.

Tonight we did some simple warm up before working on our canter departs. I didn't want to over do it  so after a lovely canter depart to the right I ended that session and did some small jumps. Max was pretty excited to do something other than weight lifting!

Afterwards he rewarded me by lowering his head and lifting his back in the trot. I could actually feel his back lifting me upwards. And it felt awesome! I tried it in his weaker direction and he kindly complied.

Learning to communicate with Max has been one of the most fulfilling things I've ever done. I am so thankful I took the plunge to bring him into my life!


  1. yay! i love jumping / ground pole work bc it *does* help them figure out how to pick up their feet and lift their backs... but sometimes isabel gets too hyper when jumping to go back to actual work afterwards... awesome that Max was able to give you such a nice trot :)

    1. Haha yeah I know what you mean..they get all excited! Yeah he's coming along slowly but surely! Hope you have a fun weekend!