Yes yes, i have forgotten to blog in a while so as usual i have forgotten where i was.
Well last sunday I had my lesson which I was rather nervous about because the day before I asked for trot and he just stopped and did his new trick of mini rear, buck and spin all at the same time : But luckily he was extremely well behaved in my lesson and didnt buck once :D We did some leg yielding, which i think he is finally starting to get the hang of and also some figures of 8 in canter with simple changes through walk and trot to try and get him a bit calmer with his canter, though that didnt seem to happen too well. Haha :)
Tuesday was both good and bad. He started off being naughty so i rode on the lunge for a short bit, then took him off and he was very good and we practised the figures of 8 again and he soon calmed down. I decided at the end to do some leg yielding but Paddy thought he was finished so argued a lot causing him to have to be put back on the lunge cause he wouldnt let me ride on the lunge, so we did that, popped back on and then got a bit though he decided to act like he didnt know what to do. Silly pony.
Thursday I just lunged because the arenas were being used so the only free one was the one that has no fencing due to it being re-done. He was a good boy once he got started, but it took a while to get started in the first place :(
Saturday was rather windy and also jumpcross was on and he was right at the back of the field, and then wheni got him to the gate he saw jumpcross and ran off : Honestly, i do rather dislike him at times! I finally got him in and was not looking forward to riding seeing as the last time i rode in the wind he just messed around cantering off bucking and spooking at everything. But he was rather good because i decided to do some jumps seeing as a nice height was up for us :) He was a very good boy, a bit forward going but that was more due to not jumping in 2 weeks and cause it was windy so i was happy :)
Sunday we went on a hack with fiona and jaffa :) He was perfect, he even walked past the dreaded shetlands. Well this time they didnt come running and jaffa walked between paddy and the monsters so he was safe, though he did keep looking at them :) Then we had a long trot, followed by a long canter, then a long trot again because he didnt want to stop haha :)
The End of The Road
1 year ago