and not near enough time.
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The Pelham (but its a happy mouth!!) worked miracles. I expected a shit lesson because of my mood, compounded with how frustrated with Cash I am but surprisingly it was decent. With the Pelham I can now actually regulate his stride without ripping my hands apart, or killing my back. He couldn’t brace against me, he couldn’t grab the bit from me and he couldn’t run through my hands, I actually felt like I had some control over our ride… And he wasn’t getting pissed about it because unlike the plain snaffle where all I could really do was hang on, I didn’t hang at all. Dealing with two sets of reins isn’t my favorite thing in the world but I wasn’t in pain at the end of my ride and I wasn’t worried about dying during it so all in all, I’d call the lesson a success.
Maybe all of that isn’t because of the Pelham though, I can always tell when my trainer spends a lot of time riding him, he is super responsive to leg aides and backing up is as easy as walking forward. He doesn’t stay that tuned with just me riding LOL. I’m really lucky to have a trainer who cares enough about me to know when I’m frustrated and miss airy so he makes sure, no matter what, my next ride is good. I can tell he spent a ton if time on him this week.