Thursday, June 6, 2013
Grace showed up to work on time today. The horse I had underneath me during my ride this afternoon was incredibly businesslike. The only thing that changed between today and yesterday were my expectations of her. Starting out at that walk her movement was cleaner and she was stepping underneath herself. Her lope transitions continued to improve especially when I remembered to hold her through it. From there I was able to put my hand down and allow her to carry herself at the lope with only the occasional reminder to keep her head down. It took very little hand to accomplish my goal as the leg started to become the cue. You know what, my back stayed soft the entire ride. Amazing how I don't hollow my back when my horse doesn't hollow hers.