Something to say!
Finally, I have something fun to tell you all, rather than just complaining about the weather (although it was supposed to be 60 degrees, and instead it is cold, grey and windy). Nancy Lowey came and gave me a lesson today! I brought out Smash, because I need to get a video of him and it would be nice to show something good. He was terrific!
We started out just walking around the circle, and I know he isn’t straight, so I am trying to push his hind quarters out to line him up. Nancy said, “No, it’s his shoulders. Push his shoulders over.” Really? Huh. Well, okay, I’ll give it a try. One, two, SHOVE and presto! BALANCE! Ohmydogohmydogohmydog! Woohoo! Yay! Oops, crash. I probably should have tried a half halt rather than the minor celebration that was going on in my head, but it’s a learning curve, right? So we did it again: Balance! No balance… And again. And again. And it worked. And again (Smash and I are both learning).
By the end of the hour, he did some really nice work, and even cantered pretty well on his difficult lead. I am very proud of him. We have our homework. A few more lessons and we will graduate from kindergarten to first grade! Thank you Nancy! It was great!
You know, even when you think you are doing okay, sometimes it’s good to get a kick in the seat now and again. I see I can do better. My horse is capable of doing more. Now, I just have to get out there and do it!