So way back on January 3rd my friend R took a few videos of me and P in a Saturday lesson which I am finally sharing. I’m very proud that Mr. P looks this good at 25 years old. Love him. 🙂
Here is my analysis of what the pony and I do well and what we need to work on.
P excels at:
-Knowing his job
P needs to work on:
– Extending his stride versus just moving his legs fast at the trot
-Not getting his head too low
-Finding a balance where he is rocking back at the canter but still maintaining the right canter rhythm
I find at the canter when he gets excited his stride gets very short and up and down, so instead I try to pull him together to almost collection then try to just loosen up. You can see frequently I have trouble adding speed without losing the relaxed frame.
Kristen excels at:
-Having a straight back
-Having a quiet seat
-Enjoying the ride
Kristen needs to work on:
-Getting the heels down more
-Pulling the tips of my shoulder up and back
-Keeping the hands above the wither – I swear both my horses love low hands!
-Making sure there is enough leg to go with the hand
WARNING there is a lot of talking in the background of the video so you may want to turn your sound down. R is a talker. 🙂
To finish, here’s a picture of Stampede out in his set of pens with some hay today. I thought it was cute that he looked up from his hay when I got to the barn. Definitely not even completely sound at the walk, but sooooooo much better.