|"Well hello there, do you come here often?" - Casanova|
Anyway he was a good lesson mate for me too. He's learned what the trainer M referred to as "fake dressage" - he just gets low and heavy and LOW. The more you fuss the lower and heavier he gets (at one point I let the reins completely out and he just kept going around with his nose on the ground).
|can we take a minute to appreciate how pretty this farm is?|
|double wide gazebo!|
|look at all the little gates!|
|quite handsome actually. even if he was super distracted by the athletics field haha|
|he was glued to this soccer practice like it was the freakin world cup|
|really tho it was just kids. nbd Casanova, nothing to see here!|
|still watching those soccer players. but still omg this farm is so pretty!|
|indoor for good measure|
This horse was great for teaching that feeling too bc despite being distracted by the soccer team, and despite getting jiggy when we would start the course, he was VERY honest about softening when I did. Again, that's a feeling I must remember bc it was super effective, and yet is something I really struggle with.
|with a very organized and tidy aisle plus lots of pretty ferns hanging all over the place|
One of these days tho it would be great to settle into a more regular routine with just one horse. And not have to hustle so hard for lessons just so that I can ride and jump something interesting!