There is no media proof of said lesson (and anyways who wants to see us trotting poles and poles and poles)...does that mean it didn't happen? Instead you get random photos and video that I hadn't had a chance to share yet.
|But first the course|
|He says, 'why no jumps?'|
|His reaction to poles on the ground|
|Man I'm good at art|
|Sharing his opinion on footwork|
|Lines possibly on par with my steering|
|Refusing to look until the jumps go up|
Poles from a couple weeks ago, oh hey check it out, that no forward motion trot doesn't work at these poles either. Dur. Well the rest of the group went on to cantering and trotting and changing leads and such and we just kept on trotting the blankity blank poles.
|Why trot when we can canter...jumps!?|
|red lines are jumps|
We were still relegated to trotting in and coming back to the trot before the next set of poles. He was great! My reins were a little long the first time through, but the next time if felt just right. The 'jumps' didn't have ground lines and one time through the sun came out from a cloud right as we came through a line and he saw the shadow on the back side of the jump and went very high in the air to miss it, we came back around with a ground rail set and he jumped it perfectly. Over all for some reason I just wasn't feeling very accomplished, dunno why, pms maybe? He really progressed from the start to the finish and it gave me loads to work on! I like homework from lessons. Good news, everyone was impressed with his snappy knees over the jumps. The rest of the group got to canter through and do the direct turns to lines, we talked about how Prisoner could in fact do that quite well but teaching him to trot well and have patience were more important. This horse has a lot of talent and I am enjoying the process of training him, but jumps are awesome so lets just look at this fantabulous picture from before I went out of town!