So I thought for once I'd let ya in on a bit of dressage work...I know ya'll are tired of seeing me jump the same jumps, ha. But really, I ride dressage every week, I just never have the boyfriend out there to catch us in action.
Monday was all about canter work, even though he did have a good trot going...weirdly..
Awkward moment...but I swear he is engaged
Wow the picture quality sucks...but the canter is just glorious! I can't believe how far we've come together :)
ignore my position....my leathers are so wonky...they feel too long at this length but if I go up one hole I feel like I am in a jumping saddle.... isn't he engaged here though? He was just lovely monday!
We've been working on the counter canter pretty hard just because I think it will help him be better at the normal canter. He's pretty strong this direction, but getting him to counter canter the other way is a bit hard for him.
I have another video I will upload of some trot work, which was also abnormally good. I think its because I free lunged him in the roundpen for about 8 minutes before I got on, and he really loosened up. I never have time to do this, but I think I need to make time, since it really helps.
Also, chack out that free walk near the end! Holy cow! Watch his croup area, the muscles are actually rolling! And the overstep? Loves. OMG thats such an improvement from before! I am so happy the free walk is coming together.
Excuse my lack of wording here in my post...but I am so freakin tired and about to head to work. I've been working my buns off for the ICP clinic and at work and school...thankfully I get 5 WHOLE days off for the clinic and the 4th.
ta ta! More vids later from monday