I had a jump lesson on Sunday and I haven't really wanted to write about it, but since I only take two lessons in a month I feel an obligation to record it... so here we go!
The weather on Sunday was abnormally hot. There was a really nice breeze, but it was so sunny that the sunshine was warming everything (including skin and fur). When I went to fetch Casey, her hair was super warm and after just a normal free-lunge session, she was drenched with sweat. We decided to ride anyways, but kept the warm-up stuff relatively short. Trainer had us work on things like bending to the inside at a trot, working on rocking Casey back onto her haunches and then sending her forward again, and I was instructed to keep my legs from moving. Our canter work was pretty fun, because we got to work on bending at the canter. This was the first time Trainer had us work on that, which shows that she feels that we are now capable of working at that level. Casey had a super nice canter moment where on the left-lead she put her head down and really rolled through her back. Trainer was so impressed that she immediately had me ask Casey to walk as a reward!
|20 meter canter circle|
|I think I'm just not holding myself with my core well enough|
|Chucking herself over the jump|
|She jumps better as the jumps get bigger|
|I'm staying with her better on the landing side, which is a good thing!|