It rained about half an inch at the barn last night. With the sun beating down on the damp footing, it was made the heat about ten times more awful. I kept my ride super short and put the draw reins on Bobby to remind him that he can, in fact, do dressage in the outdoor and not just run around with his head in the air.
He wanted to drop his head well below the vertical at the trot so it was a good exercise for me to work on keeping my hands from floating around in my lap. I drilled him on his simple changes at the canter for about five minutes. He started off with a few steps but finally remembered that he can do them with just one step on trot. My lower legs--particularly my feet--swinging around were a good reminder that I need to work my ass off on no stirrup work. Like, every single ride.
|trying hard not to fall in.|