We went back to our regular clinic today and since it has been established we can walk, trot, canter on the contact now as well as travelling in straight lines, it was time to up the game in terms of bend. That means it was time to move into the world of lateral work! Starting with leg yielding.
|No photos of leg yielding because that is hard to photograph so enjoy pictures of other fanciness from today.|
However, there were brief periods of time in which I managed to make all of my body parts work as one (really it shouldn't be that hard, they have to do it all the time to...you know...function at life), and in those moments, there was genuine sideways movement away from my leg.
Given that the weather has not been fab lately which has slightly relegated me to hacking, I had been given leg yielding as homework as I am assured it is something that can be done out and about. I imagine it will actually help with hacking too if he becomes more aware of my leg because of it.
To save his brain from exploding, after a fair amount of leg yielding we did some standard trotting to give him a break from thinking, then finished up with some canter work. I'll admit some transitions were a little sticky but I'm putting that down to the lack of any actual genuine schooling lately. Overall though he worked ever so hard today, I can't fault him!
|This canter though <3|