Friday: Day off.
Saturday: Clear rounds day, as outlined in our weekend update. Pony wasn't the most willing participant, but she spent about an hour in a jump lesson and did a few rounds, plus a lengthy warmup in the outdoor.
Sunday: Miserable weather, so we condensed the time and increased the intensity. Fitness hack. 1 km trot up gradual slope, short canter up steep slope, further .5 km to top of steep hill at a walk. Return down hill asking her to use her hindquarters, .5 km. Further 1 km along power right of way, canter half, trot half. Remainder 1km walk home on a loose rein, followed by 15min in the arena practicing walk/canter/walk transitions.
Monday: Dressage lesson. All the canter. Forever and ever.
|Leaving this here, because I tend get myself all turned around at least once per lesson.|
Wednesday: She felt great, but a little stiff bending, likely due to her efforts of the previous day. Opted for a repeat of Sunday's ride, but kept the reins loose and her forward and stretchy as much as possible - more of a forward thinking hack than truly making her work. She was awesome. I'm getting addicted to galloping on one of the sandy sections of road, and she's been offering before I ask - I like it. I'll never say no, because I want her to think forward is always a great choice.
Thursday: Trainer ride. Working on that pesky left lead. EC has all the timing, fitness, and determination I lack and does more transitions in canter in 45min than I do in a month. The report was B had energy to spare and was a good girl!
Friday: light jump school...
Because Saturday is XC schooling, and Sunday we have our first show of the year!