Sunday, April 18, 2010
The rain predicted for Fri/Sat came in Sat and settled in for the weekend. The girls joined Laurie and me for the 11 o'clock and then Kathy joined us for lunch at Graham's. A news flash. Splash was a slug. After good warm-up, we worked on leg yields in and out of the circle and then went on to canter work. Splash took the correct leads but that was it. Every canter depart, Splash had outside bend and when I tried to correct the bend, we lost the canter. We ended the lesson with an equitation pattern. Transitions - BAD. Frustrating. And the show is next weekend. And I will be in Kansas most of the week. HELP! The girls and Laurie had good rides. And Lunch was lovely. Kathy B didn't ride because Call was off - they will see the Vet next week.
The girls took Sunny and Pico to the 4-H Fun Practice Show on Sunday evening. They worked on patterns and Trail (Alaina and Sunny) and jumping (Ivy and Pico). It was nice to have the dry indoor arena to work with. The 4-H District Horse show will be May 8 at the Claremore Expo and it will be here before we know it.
Meanwhile, I have missed the last 2 rides at Rita's and will miss out this week too. But, next weekend, we will have the St. Jude Trail ride so that will have to count. YaYa!