That was our word for the day! Let's improve our distance!
First Eddie and I played with the circling game to get some of his "WAHOO's!" out. Which he did! lol! Then we went to a collected bullseye pattern and he was really stretching his back. So we did some traveling circles over to the teeny-weeny hill and the cavaletties. Then he was lengthening his stride, stretching his back and was over-all a great banana!
We did some change of directions after that. All I had to do was take one step back and he came in and went flying out! They were all drop-to-trot transitions but he was super light!
The 6 barrels were the next thing to tackle! We jumped over them a few times then I stood 35 feet away and sidewaysed him over them and towards me again. By the time he was at the end of the barrels he was out of line! And we were on the 45!! Yahoo!!
Long reins were next on the list! We went for a lap on the track from zone 5. During that time we did some sidepasses, circles, FQ yields and HQ yields. It's so cool, since we started playing with our quality, our zone 5 driving has gotten so much better!!!
Yesterday, I rode and our quality has gotten so much better with freestyle too!!!
We did some fluid rein and he collected! Wowza!!!!!!!!
We still have a long way to go towards graduating what we're refining, but I think it's quite a step we've taken lately!
~Lea & Eddie~
1 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And in His law he meditates day and night.