We had Saturday Party Lessons the last two weekends - last weekend with Kathy B getting ready for Pinto World. She and Call are reserve champion T-1 and Kathy has the buckle to prove it. We are all very proud of the great progress they have made in their dressage training. Woo Hoo!
Work with Splash has been fairly good - no German Neck Stretcher at Rita's or Saturday; less fussy in the bridle and some give to the bit. Besides the normal leg yield work, Patty had a new exercise for us. We worked on canter transitions up and down from/to the trot (left lead) and from/to the walk (right lead). Not surprisingly, correct lead wasn't guaranteed and downward transitions needed a lot of work. Nancy and Doc were really making progress and Mallory on Raffles made it look easy. Susan and Sarah joined us and we all went to Graham's after the lesson.
In other news - Bill's birthday was Saturday so we sang the birthday song! And TC is loving life at Lake Cheval. He has gained wait, shed out, and enjoying Christian's TLC. Ivy, Roxie, and Mattie gave him a low intensity bareback workout and he seemed to enjoy the attention.
So, no YaYa for me this week (4-H gets the whole week with meeting on Monday, ride night on Tuesday, preparations on Wednesday and then the show in Shawnee Thursday through Saturday. Cross fingers for next week. YaYa!