Tuesday nights are my lesson night. And have been, literally since I started riding with my bestie way back in Grade 2. I’m a stickler to keeping a routine.
This week was my second lesson in this saddle, and first in a couple weeks since I was dying the couple weeks before.
There was also a bit change….the double rein thing? It be hard. Finding something to please the bay mare seems to be infinitely difficult. And they say red mares are difficult…Maybe its because Luna is confused as to what color she actually wants to be?
The lesson started out a bit sticky. Mare was not in front of my leg and moody. Being fat also makes me moody too…but I can at least nor stuff my face all day and night ! Chipping to the fences, rushy, even more behind my leg. Just not fun to ride, or jump. We had to have a “discussion” as to what leg meant before the lesson got any better
We have been working hard on getting her to lengthen her stride out and get down the lines easier. She may be a big girl, but the canter stride is slightly lacking. Poles before the jumps have been helping, but my god, they make my ammy brain cry.
Judging by my coach’s reaction….I would say we finally figured it out! There is still so much to work on, and I know and see it, but getting one thing worked on and corrected is a leap in the right direction.
The learning, it never ends, and it is important to never forget that.