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We had a great lesson and you have to admit, as he puts weight on he looks more refined… my ugly ducking :)
The temperature dropped this afternoon to the 70’s and Cash was feeling really good when I got there for my lesson. We didn’t do any huge jumping, 2’9 max but we did a LOT of bending and keeping him in track, I’m finally starting to keep him at a consistent speed at the trot which has been really hard for me in the past. My hands are better set and that with my much-improved-over-the-last-month leg he’s finally started to stretch deep into the bridle and engage his hiney… he was such a strong out fool those first few weeks.
We did a lot of work in the grid and added an oxer at the last fence, it startled him the first time but the second go he actually picked his front end up a a little bit, any action on the front end changes his jump SO much I love when he’s not being lazy. It’s helping him that I’m able to push him into his bridle and add strides now too, he was jumping a bit to long and I think that contributes to his sloppy front end but with the added stride he HAS to tuck a bit.
I’m finally not getting yelled at for one rein steering so I think that means I’m actually using my legs - and Bob doesn’t call me motorcycle queen anymore so I mush not be leaning into my turns, now all I’m really hearing about is jumping ahead and not setting my hands when I’m trying to put him in the bridle at the canter.
I feel like Cash is making me a stronger rider.