|Still no horse pictures, so here is a cheetah!|
I had a small epiphany about outside rein and shoulder control. I mean, I already knew the outside rein controls the outside shoulder but I was processing that I need to not lose outside rein contact when turning to prevent him blowing out that way. So I am paying closer attention there and while we still aren't fully straight coming off the rail to go to poles, it is improving. I think he is bored with not doing so much jumping lately because he was practically dragging me to the poles and then jumping them. I love the feeling of a horse locking on and taking you to the jump.
|And a panda :)|
The Ecogold pad has arrived and tonight was my first ride in it. It is definitely going to require a longer girth so that is a good excuse to shop. Fawkes felt great and I suppose that could be the pad, but we will need more data points to be sure. I am a little concerned it is making his saddle tight, but I feel like I am always paranoid about that so I will just keep an eye on it and let the trainers verify it is ok.
Here is to planning and hopefully success!