Last week CO had a major temper tantrum and threw out a surprise blizzard for Wednesday after being 78 degrees on Tuesday. I love the dry climate but it seems to lead to some severe weather shifts.
|Crazy border collies LOVE surprise blizzards|
Then Wednesday kind of threw a damper on the rest of the week. And my soul. He was longed every day but didn't get ridden again until my lesson Saturday morning. Please come back spring, I miss you already.
The lesson was pretty good, nothing super special, just continuing to work on the same old stuff, rhythm and Odie carrying his own head around. We did lots of circles and turns and figure 8s to help with the rhythm, you could practically see the steam coming from his brain from all the thinking.
Then Sunday he got a training ride and got to do his favorite thing
|WHEEE..then some post jumping flails|
That was all his first jump, he was a total gentleman after that - video proof!
But interestingly, during regular his canter work, he could not pick up his right lead. Which is completely opposite of his usual canter issues. I haven't done enough young horses to know if this is normal or not but he went from favoring his right lead to completely losing it.
Tonight when I rode him it was more of the same and I could feel how frustrated he was by not being able to do it. Like, where the hell did I put that stupid right lead??? IT WAS JUST HERE 5 SECONDS AGO.
He lands right off the jumps but seems to have confused himself on a regular transition. Never a dull moment!
|Sometimes he looks so derpy. But shiny!|
R2 has the week off of her normal job so, weather permitting, he will be getting baby boot camp over fences and the quest for the missing right lead will begin.