|Because this was one muscled critter last summer|
I also took a lesson with the barn's other hunter trainer as my usual trainer is at a horse show. Trainer D made me do some crazy things like cross my reins to reverse my hand use and ride with one hand on my hip. At one point, it was like twister meets Simon Says on horseback (reverse reins, trot at the corner, canter on the long side, stop at B....ack! Not smart enough for this!). The lesson was enjoyable and trainer D is freaking hilarious. But the no stirrups work left me a bit sore today.
The number of people at the show meant I was able to hop on another horse, an opportunity I do not often get so I am embracing it. Just hacking around a nice little horse named Ollie but it is always good to see how other horse's respond to your aids. Ollie doesn't have the hatred of my right leg that Fawkes does and his canter transitions are rock solid, so I was able to work on tightening up my cues.
|Thinks he is a stud.|