My second goal is to install ‘power steering’ and brakes. She accepts contact with the bit (sometimes), which is nice, but she will happily get
So, remember how I have to learn how to ride all over again? How I’ve been halting with the wrong aids my entire life? I’m retraining myself. Thighs to stop… And guess what? She is giving me soft downward transitions and halts! The contact and frame (however good or
This week’s assessment with the mare looks something like this:
Rhythm and Regularity: Check! She trots like a metronome and marches when she walks.
Relaxation: Not a chance!!
After those pretty halts, she breathes for a few moments… then tries to dig a hole! *palm-face*