Saturday, September 25, 2010
I think I have a schedule figured out. Nina will get Mondays and Thursdays off. I did that this week and it worked well. She is beginning to work hard enough to be a little tired or sore while she is building some muscles to go with her attitude. Had a fabulous ride today. Little bit of a rocky start, normal for her, and then a wonderful swinging trot. Did a big figure 8 for the first time, nice changes of bend in the middle without tooooo much hysteria. After we did it a couple of times she got the hang of it and was nice and forward.
This is the first TB I have ridden that I don't have to worry about boring. For her, the more repetition the better, it makes her feel like she knows what is going on. Next week, new shoes that are overdue because of the abscess and a dressage lesson on Wednesday. Yay!