In Which We Almost Have a Jumping Lesson

Riding

Awareness of the outside world. Ancient Alabama, part five, AL.com: Alabama’s spectacular Little River Canyon was formed by ancient sea mud, Pillion, 17 Nov 2021, updated 19 Nov 2021.
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Brought Rodney over to Hunter Barn for last week’s lesson.

Since Rodney and I haven’t done much consistently, we started with the basics. Halt. Walk. Trot. Poles.

Instructor did an excellent job creating a challenging lesson with such unexciting material. Halt square. Stay straight. March at the walk. Slow my posting at the trot.

Even at the walk, Instructor insisted that I stay on task. Hunter Barn horses work while they are in the ring. They can chill when strolling around outside the ring. When in the ring, they work. I am much more likely to say, ‘Hey that was a good five minutes of work, why don’t we relax for five minutes, or maybe ten.’

We need to work on fitness & keeping Rodney working from behind. No jumps yet, but getting closer.

Milton gets a gold star for staying home. He doesn’t have the freedom of the field yet, but he behaved himself in the stall. 🌟 [Rodney’s Semi-Permanent Gold Star]

Previous Hunter Barn post [School Horse Goes Round and Round]

In other news, I have sent in my membership to Alabama Hunter Jumper Association. If history is any indication, that means I will go nowhere near a hunter show next year. [Ambushed By My Mailbox]

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine

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