|One minute you are trotting along|
|And then all of a sudden you are feeling so fly like a G6!|
|I can haz flail|
|This is fun!!!!|
|Not even touching the ground!|
Things are overall good on the horse front. Friday I went to the barn before work because it was supposed to be nearly 100 and I have just accepted that I am summer heat intolerant. This was my first early morning riding experiment. I was on by 5:50am, rode until 6:30, and still made it to work by 8. It was a great temperature and although Odin seemed a little confused, he was excellent. There is one notoriously early rider at the barn who got there after me and gave me a disgruntled vibe, but whatever.
I don't love the 5am wake up time but I will definitely be doing this often when the temps are above 90.
Odin has started getting crooked during transitions, especially upwards, so we are working on our straightness there.
|When the lady asks you to go forward, let your butt drift in. Humans love pretend lateral work.|
During my rides we try to do lots of cantering to build my fitness and form and ability to actually weight my damn outside stirrup- I struggle with this both directions because I am equal opportunity uneven.
Not much else exciting going on. Had a brief lesson Saturday morning before the temperature got insane, and training rides while I am at work. We haven't been able to do much jumping lately which is bumming me and Odin out but I keep reminding myself that all this flat and pole work is making him super smart and the jumping will be easily added on.