I gave Carmen two days to recover from the clinic. I had grand plans to do some light riding on Saturday but the weather was not cooperative and I had a lot of chores to do around the property.
Monday was a grand day though so I was happy to saddle up and see if we could actually do the thing on our own. As soon as I swung into the saddle I made sure that I was asking her to bend into the corners. It was very interesting because the ask (and sometimes insistence) that she actually bend rather then gawk around got her focussed on me so much faster then I would get in the past. This led to a very productive schooling session and I was very happy with our work.
|A pic from the lesson this week - Carmen is not a fan of those trees|
blowing in the wind.
I love when I can take some learning from a clinic and apply it on my own. It makes me feel more confident that we can actually tackle this dressage thing.
|how you look after your servent is insisting on riding|
even though it's windy and it's the time you usually are getting dinner.