Sunday, May 22, 2011

Right Bend

It may feel like summer, but it is still stormy-spring.  The unsettled weather continues this evening with storms headed this way even now.  Tornado warnings east of here as well.  Mayfest brought it on.  Maybe.

I took Splash to the party lesson on Saturday and I am happy to say that he feels and looks sound.  However, bend to the right is not easy for him.  We warmed up with trot and cavaletti work alternating between extended and collected spacing.  Sitting trot helped get collection and lots of leg helped get the extention.  No neck strecher but spurs.  Trot felt good and left lead canter was good as well.  Right lead canter - not great.  Splash was counter bent and really struggled to keep canter when we worked on right bend.  So, Patty suggested using side reins to build his strength.  Stay tuned for updates.

Meanwhile, Velcro is growing fast but still cute.  He likes to bite so Ivy is trying to nip that in the bud.  HaHa.

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