Saturday, November 28, 2015

Jumping lesson with new trainer.

This is going to take me forever to type because my little conure parrot has decided to take a nap in my other hand! :)
Had to record that!

On to my lesson with S!

She started by having me do trot walk halt transitions, into posting and sitting trots at a figure eight.

Then we did some straight pole trot and canter work which was quite tricky as it wasn't supposed to be ridden in a circle, but more like a square. Then she had us canter over three poles fanned out in a circle. Boy this was a tricky one for us....especially going right (as suspected).

We ended the lesson with some canter jumps over poles and a cross rail. Max was all gung ho for this exercise and would rush the obstacle! Our last one was just nice though so we ended there.

All in all I was extremely pleased with how things went. Thanks to Js lesson the night before, our forward and rhythm was consistent, so we could work more on strides and straightening.

Max was an absolute angel and S complimented him on his work ethic and cuteness ^.^

Can't argue with her there!


  1. yay for having forward thinking ponies :D

    1. Haha yes! I still am holding on to the fact that they are related!