Monday, 26 June 2017

Adjustability within the gait

That was the focus of last weeks lesson at the riding school. This time I was signed up for Tyson, who was shorter than the horses they have been putting me on so far at I would say around 15hh, but very, VERY wide (dude's feet were the size of my head). He was super duper cute though and I was informed he was also trained up to medium dressage but warned he could be lazy. The first job was to get him awake and responding, which took a lot of transitions and a knowledge (for him) that I had a whip lol! Once I had him responsive it was all about working on transitions within the gate, rather than just accepting the first walk/trot/canter he offered I had to ask him for more. And then some more. Then less. But then more again.
It was a really good lesson, I'm very much enjoying getting to ride different horses after so many years of just riding horses I know super well. I'm also very much enjoying having more regular lessons this year, I feel like I'm actually starting to make some little improvements in the way I ride, long may it continue!


  1. There's definitely something to be said for lessons on the occasional schoolie!

    1. It's so nice to ride something that's really nicely schooled and will call me out on all my mistakes lol


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