Monday, May 4, 2009


Saddled Romeo in his English gear, and headed to the arena. Whee!!

Walk, trot, and quite a bit of canter. Not a lot of transitions, but a lot of canter. Anytime he'd get rushed or think all transitions were canter only, I'd force him to back up hard. Also worked on a few turns on forehand, turns on haunches. R came over, and watched a little while. We talked about all the differences between Hunter saddle, dressage, all the tests, different competitions, bits, and other stuff. He helped out a bit getting Romeo to back up straight, some of which might have been caused by the running martingale pulling unevenly across the front. I'm not entirely sure, but it got better over time.

Total work about an hour - The Little Man did good.

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