April 22, 2017

lesson notes, mmxvii-iv-xxii

My instructor was out of town but she encouraged me to go say hello to Hot Shot this morning. I groomed him and took him for a walk in the arena. He was awfully squirrelly today, maybe because of the cool, breezy weather. He's gaining more weight and muscle. I suspect we're going to have to start all our lessons with some lunging and some work on downward transitions - he really likes to move.

April 20, 2017

trail notes, mmxvii-iv-xx

snippets, 4-20-2017

The practice of kindness (Myth & Moor). I tried to talk about this a couple weeks ago but Ms. Windling says it better. (Intriguing that horses feature in both her post and mine. Pretty sure the universe is trying to tell me something.)

April 15, 2017

trail notes, mmxvii-iv-xv

lesson notes, mmxvii-iv-xv

My instructor was ill but I got to do some ground work with Hot Shot today. We started in the round pen and then went to the arena and walked through some serpentines and circles, then trotted together twice around the perimeter, all with the reins over his neck and out of my hands. This guy is amazing.