Sunday, November 21, 2010
Ride as much as you can!
Then back to Lake Cheval to canter Sister! Needless to say, we stayed in the round pen. After a bit of lounging, we warmed up with walk/trot transitions. Sister was clearly expressing reluctance to work, irritation with my requests, and a serious aversion to one side of the round pen when working to the LEFT! It was a struggle for me, but we worked though it. Then, we went to the right and asked for canter. The depart was SLOW and FINALLY, with a Kick-out, we got canter. Several circles around the pen and we dropped back to posting trot then sitting trot. Then asked for canter again, Repeat. Success a couple of times, then more Kick-out. Yikes, can't stop yet, so more canter departs. None prompt. But, I survived some kick-outs. Still not ready for prime time, but...... More canter work is in our future.