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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Circle of Doom

What does this giant circle represent? Good guess but the orange is not footing with a dash of red for texture. This circle is clearly a fiery pit of hell.

The act of sketching it out was cathartic enough that I'm actually able to write about it now.

KIDDING-ish.

Saturday we worked on the circle of doom- 4 fences set on a perfect 20 meter circle. This should net us 4 strides between each jump. Easy right?

This exercise gets me every time. Oh Ellie, a slight bulge to the outside? That's 5 strides. An over correction from me? An ugly 3.5.

We've been working a lot on staying centered in the saddle so I finally gave up my stirrups and had one of the best rounds of the day. Who knew!

What exercise is your nemesis?

2 comments:

  1. Ahhh yes, the lovely circle of death exercise! I don't think this is easy AT ALL: it requires an intense amount of concentration and thinking, and once you get into a groove, you try your hardest to stay there so the strides work themselves out. The circle of death gets me every time though!

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  2. ugh this gives me flashbacks haha

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