|I'm not a total meanie, she does get to stop for a treat before we head home|
Friday: Jump school. She was forward and fun, and our rematch with the corner posed no issues.
|Actual corner. Not tall, but wider and more open than B has seen before|
Saturday: Spooky, amped up pony. I gave up on dressage and hit the trails for a fitness ride. 30 min high intensity with lots of hillwork, all in either trot or canter, remaining half downhill and at a collected walk..
Sunday: Saddle fitting to destroy the soul. We must have tried 10 saddles, none worked. Potential that a County Sensation in a wide tree could work for us, bu sadly that's not in the budget quite yet. Also, discovered the tree on the Stubben I had for sale is mysteriously twisted. The only culprit I can think of was our random misadventure this winter when B tried rearing for the first (and only) time and lost her footing and fell. If that's the case, and the saddle took that much of an impact, then I guess I just need to be grateful I wasn't hurt more than I was. Still, sucking up that loss adds another dent in my current budget. Fitness wise, B had a pretty light day, walking and trotting and standing as a saddle model.
|Fresh grass, so tempting when you're on a diet|
Monday: Dressage lesson. A tough one, both B and I got schooled. Lots of lateral work in trot and canter, minimal walking. 60min. While some good things happened, it was one of those rides where the rewards seemed small given the vast amount of effort put in.
Tuesday: Vaulting. Canter in side reins while tiny kids jump about.
Wednesday: My ride on Q took a lot longer with many more detours than previously planned for. Baby horses need to learn not to rush home, even when the weather is windy and scary. So, B got a day off.
|Q looking all sweet and innocent ;)|
Friday: Q's owner and my favorite barn rat is going to jump school B. Also, farrier appt.
Weekend: B gets one of the days off while I'm away, the other will be a 1 hour hack.
Looking forward: Lessons Monday and Wednesday, leaving for eventing camp Thursday. XC clinics Fri, Sat, Sun in the interior of the province.