|Check out that sky|
|Apologies for the awkward course map|
Looking at the course map now I realize that I reversed the first and third jumps, but you get the point. We started out with all poles on the ground and he landed on every lead and never rushed! It was glorious. I did get in trouble for leaning my shoulders a bit to try and help with the leads, which Prisoner obviously didn't need my help with.
|Check out that browband, finally remembered my brass polish|
The jumps went up to about 2'6" and then 3' and everything continued to ride well. We worked on keeping enough pace and not blocking him with the reins. More of the same for what we have been working on, but it finally seemed to really be clicking.
|Landing from 3'6"|
|Getting a little zoomie|
|During the teddy bear fit|
|Feeling fancy after the course|
Keep in mind that these pictures and video are from our worst round. I was thrilled with him, we were riding forward to great distances and had soft reins. In fact what I refer to in the title is something that has been making me grin for the last week, just about nonstop. Near the end of the lesson Steph mentioned that we needed to figure out how I could get over for training 5 days a week so that Prisoner and I can get to Rolex sooner. While it was just an offhanded comment it seriously made my day/week/possibly month. In case you haven't heard me say it recently, I love my horse.