2. Maintain contact and connection through all transitions. A work in progress. Very much in progress. I know the approach to take, now it's just a matter of getting good at it.
3. More fitness work. LOL, no. I feel like I can count on one hand the number of times I saw my horse last month, even though it must have been more than that.
|too lazy to add to a collage. also to lazy to clip this beast for the third time already.|
1. Fitness for real. We need to get out of the ring and do some terrain work while we still can. You know, before we're buried under ten feet of snow.
2. No stirrup work! 'Tis the season! This used to terrify me, but I've been working my lady balls off all year with no stirrups, so it's totally doable this time around. I even jumped a few times with those babies gone today without any trouble.
I'm keeping it short and sweet this time around. We're not gearing up for anything, so plain old strength work while still focusing on the correct basics and whatever else Trainer yells at us for is plenty. I'm also crossing my fingers my truck won't die before my car gets fixed so I can get back to the barn on a regular basis. Ugh, money. Why don't you just replace yourself as fast as I spend you?