We groomed, tacked up and rode while waiting for Will, our farrier. Challenging would describe much of the ride - "don't want to go over there" and "why must we turn left" about sums it up. I know that I struggle with physical issues which affect the quality of my aiding... I'm looking forward to our visit next week with the natural balance dentist to confirm that Val doesn't as well - re mouth and bitting.
I got our (my) act together about halfway through the ride, and we ended on a very good note - willing trotting with good transitions and lovely free work on the buckle. Done just in time for a quick refreshing rinse before Will arrived.
I have to say I am a little frustrated that we seem to be covering the same ground lately. I'm ready for a breakthrough. Hopefully getting my trainer's input (maybe next weekend?!) will steer us out of this rut we find ourselves in. And I'm planning to apply some creativity to our next sessions - I fear I may be boring the tar out of Val.
Expensive side note - in the space of two weeks we will have...
1. Had the vet out for spring vaccinations
2. Seen the farrier for a trim
3. Gone on (an all day) hay run
4. Gotten our yearly dentistry
Whatever possesses me to lust after an Ansur saddle?!
|Helper watches, Will trims, Val reaches|
|The soul of patience or |
"Does this picture make my head look big?"
|Will is nice|