Wednesday, it was pouring all day, but Hubby got on Red to work out any kinks from yesterday and I jumped on Bobby. We only worked for about twenty minutes, but both horses were spot on again. I did only trot work with Bobby since the arena was pretty sloppy, but I got him to really start stretching out and then slowing back in without loosing his forwardness. Once I figure out how to ask what I want of him, he picks it up really fast. It's challenging me to become a better and more attentive rider. Not a bad thing.
|hubby finishing on red|
|bobby waiting for his hay and towel off|
We got back to the big field across from the barn where the galloping path is and Red was trying to drift off towards the barn when we were trying to go around one more time to cool them out, and Hubby was trying to get him over but was giving him the wrong cues so he was basically just turning him towards the barn even more. So I tried to give him a crash course in the leg yield which I thought he was just not understanding until I got on Red myself and Hubby got on Bobby, and he got Bobby to leg yield right away. Red was just being a jerk because he wanted to go back to the barn. He leg yielded for me just fine.
It was not a particularly pleasant experience for any part.