I hadn't been lunging Cupid very much recently, so he was a little slow with the cues. We warmed up with a little walk and trot both directions. My trainer kept reminding me that I need to make him go forward; it is not enough that he is simply trotting and I shouldn't settle for anything less than a nice, forward-moving trot. I admit, I am lazy. To me if I ask for a trot and he trots I'm satisfied. :p
We put the balancing reins on and Cupid didn't seem too bothered by it. My trainer showed me some techniques and different ways I can use the whip.
|Cupid working in the balancing reins.|
My trainer took over a little. Cupid pays more attention, I guess if I'm being honest she commands more respect than I do. I am working on being more assertive, and realizing that I can be a little more firm and it doesn't make me mean.