|Cupid being a good boy for his guest rider.|
My lesson prior went very well. Cupid has been very responsive, and I'm becoming more focused and organized. Apparently I have a bad tendency to stand up over jumps instead of folding forward, so I'm trying to work on that. We started by jumping the little three stride combo, first as a pole to a jump then raised the pole to a small crossrail. Then we added a little brush box after that, in kind of a figure 8 pattern. Then we added the barrel jump, which was next to the brush box so jumped, landed and circled around to the barrels. I didn't hesitate so neither did Cupid. :) I was very happy with our lesson.
On my non-lesson days I spent one day in my dressage saddle working primarily on our transitions. The halts still need work, I think I'll have my trainer help me with that at our next session. I also went on a nice little trail ride. We took it easy and mainly just walked and enjoyed the view.
|View from Cupid's back|
|We watched the fog roll over the ocean|