Since B and I are currently planning another year with a mostly eventing focus, my priority right now is mostly fitness, along with keeping Bridget interested amd happy.
Riding lesson. We alternate jumping and dressage each week.
|Jumping in the dark.|
Bridget does a vaulting class for little kids. Its adorable. This essentially amounts to lunging in side reins, mostly at a walk, while kids jump all over her. She likes this, and I think it's a nice change for her after our normally difficult lesson night.
Riding lesson, usually a progression of whatever we worked on in Monday's lesson.
Fitness. Depending on how hard she worked on Wednesday, and how much daylight we have, this can be anything from canter sets in the arena, to walking/trotting up and down the big mile long hill near the barn. It's a very steep hill, so we walk down and mostly walk up. I usually do a lot on a loose rein and try to keep her forward and stretching in all gaits.
|Hill is steeper than it appears|
Flatwork, the odd jump at the beginning or end as a reward. Depending on my schedule, I might switch this with Sunday to be her day off.
|I tried to set up video yesterday, amd failed. You get a blurry screenshot.|
Free for all. If the weather's awful, we jump. If it's even halfway good, or we've already had jumping lessons during the week, we trail ride, usually 1-2 hours, mostly walk in the forest. Our trails are quite technical, so there's only a few spots for trot and canter. Another day that I try to sneak in some fitness work while disguising it as "fun" :)
Usually her day off, although I do switch it with Fridays now and then.