If you think 20 meter circles are evil….
|May 21, 2010||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
…then I dare you to go out and ride a box. A real box with real corners and real straight edges. Then make it smaller. Make the sides and corners all have the same amount of strides.
You only get credit if you do this exercise in an arena or court where you can actually judge your straight line, or around cones or other markers.
Raise your hand if you would like to go back to the not-so-evil 20 meter circle.
In other news, Farley had her first jump lesson (and my second) today. This little horse has never jumped ANYTHING before today and was absolutely stellar. She was very strong and seemed to have fun. At the end we jumped this solid cross country jump (about 2 feet high) and when I took her around the second time for our final jump, she was definately like “WHOO HOO!” Ha! I’m thinking her hocks feel good….
Both of us felt like doing something different today, which is why I asked my trainer to do a jump lesson with us today. I knew we would canter a lot in jumping and it would help us both to focus on something else while cantering instead of doing our regular dressage lesson and picking the gait apart. And it worked! She was very forward, picked up the correct lead most of the time, and had transitions that were pretty decent.
And she actually JUMPED. What a good little horsey.