Monday, April 21, 2014

Right Lead Recap

I rode Friday afternoon in a little flat private with Emma. She's been working with Ellie all week and I swear she has the magic touch. After a quick trot we moved into the dreaded canter. Emma had us figure eight with a simple trot lead change. Despite picking up her left lead instead of her right in the first go around- she quickly came back to a trot and moved into the right lead. After that- smooth sailing! No ear pinning at all- happy as a clam. After a couple of successful eights I suggested that we be done. Emma pushed us a bit and had us do the final exercise with simple change from a walk.  It was beautiful. So we quit for the day.

On to our little Sunday private with Alison- sure enough we were just as successful in getting that right lead! We hopped over a few crossrails but she was starting to get crabby so we kept the program light and ended on a good note!
Happy to see the progress and proud of Ellie!
The weed wacker after her bath!


  1. Sounds like she's getting it! :)

  2. Progress is the crack that keeps me riding, haha.

  3. Yay for progress! :)

    How is Wilbur doing?

    1. Poor Wilbur- I haven't seen him at all! I need to plan a trip when I'm back from vacation to see his cuddly face!

  4. Sounds like things are coming together!