|That stretch though|
Ok ok, so maybe not dressage test worthy yet (as in what the heck are my hands doing), but overall a great ride. I swear that the snow elves were training my horse while the arena was unusable. Also, can we just notice how great he looks in this bridle?
|Pink, purple, and snuggles|
I was working hard to stretch my leg down as it has a tendency to creep up in the winter months, also I obviously need to get my hands out in front of me. I am excited to be planning on some dressage lessons with my old dressage trainer. I grew up in his barn and over the years have taken some of my client horses in for occasional regular lessons, but I haven't ridden a horse of my own with him in something like 7 (?) years. I am really pumped to have one nice enough to be worth the cost! He is someone who I can communicate with nearly no words. He gives you excersices that you can do on your own time, and quiet moments during the lessons where you can think and absorb the information. Often during walk breaks we discuss theory and ideas before picking up the reins again. He is unapologetic, but never berating. If the word 'good' actually escapes from his lips you know that you have truly earned it.
|Life advice at the wedding|
Yeah, you know I wore a princess dress. Even when I don't see him all that often he is still there for me, he is my second dad. Anyways, can't wait to get his help guiding Prisoner in his training.
|Also he can yell at me to sit up|
|Snuggly pony dressage|
|Holy hind end|
You see him reaching with his hind end in the canter? We have worked very hard to get there. I have to give time off its due credit though. Nothing like a nice winter break for muscles to heal and the mind to be revived. Now to get rid of my winter break flab!