I zipped out to the barn between jobs today. Unfortunately I forgot my boots so I decided to ride Apollo in the bareback pad with my sneakers on. It was such a good ride and really got me thinking about how I need to start mixing it up. I would do an exercise one way and he would be anticipating doing the same exercise the other way before I could even get all my ducks in a row (10, 15, 20 meter circles, shoulder-in etc). Clearly I am a very predictable rider! (read: probably boring)
I also noticed a big mistake I have been making. He is stiff to the right and I find myself fiddling around with him and losing forward momentum…when forward momentum is just we need to straighten out!
I will be googling exercise ideas for Apollo and I for homework. But I’m open to suggestions as well! We really need to work on collection and rhythm if we’re going to be riding a dressage test in a month….eek. I’m working on my RtR blog hop, just waiting on a few photos to get scanned in.
Anyway here are a few weird photos from tonight, followed by a few fairly recent shots of the babies.
Best view in the world... :)
Those ears are saying: "WTF Mom." My horse is a saint.
Mystic and her donkey friends Dennis and Alistar
Henry hogging the horse selfie
Princess Mystic eating dinner