and not near enough time.
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@lielikeyoumeanit came to the barn tonight and took pictures - i’m super excited to see them, and I’m pretty sure Jovie is going to love having someone spend time with her on a regular basis.
I keep making that promise to pony but things always get in the way - luckily this go around it seems like our schedules work perfectly and things will work out :D
Cash was extra forward tonight and I just can’t wrap my brain around *more* leg and less contact to slow him down. I know I’m just hanging on his face, I know i’m pissing him off but I cant. let. go. It feels so… opposite of what you think would work. When Bob makes me tie my reins in a knot I do fine, he does fine but once I get them back… yeah. It’s a hard habit to break and I’m not always as awful as I was tonight but he *was* being extra quick.
Bob is finally working on getting my leg back, it’s obvious I have an issue driving my heels down by pushing my leg forward and while we were working on strengthining my leg and getting my body used to NOT gripping my knees fixing that wasn’t super important… now my leg is much more consistent, my heels are always good he’s getting on my case about my heels not being under me. I do it mostly warming up and once I start over fences fix myself but he’s not tolerating *any* anymore.
We did some flat work at the canter and UGH he just wasn’t being nice to me at all, my back is dead. Bob asked if I wanted to up his bit and NO. I don’t. We do fine usually, someday’s he’s just a little too strong but it’s not worth using a stronger bit over a handful of crappy rides. I already hate the martingale, I don’t want to up anything else.