Our first lesson back we reviewed the basics, then did a little jumping for the first time in about 2 months. We started with a pile of poles, and Cupid leaped over them exuberantly the first few times. Then he remembered it's no big deal and was calm. We did little crossrails and a small brush box, just 12"-18". Cupid was very good! I still need to work on not leaning too far ahead coming into the jumps, plus I have a bad habit of dropping my right rein after the jump! Definitely not something I can get away with when galloping around a course so I really need to work on that!!
|Our lucky day - we found a 5 leaf clover!|
We worked on leg yielding from a canter - we started on the rail and were supposed to go through a set of cones set about 10 feet off the rail then go back onto the rail. The first few times was rough, but I did it a few times at the trot and then Cupid figured out what I was asking for and was pretty good. It is easier getting him to move off the right leg then the left. We both got a good workout and were tired at the end of the lesson.
|Cats bring their owners dead mice - Cupid brought me a big spiky shrub!|