Last Saturday I had my (almost) weekly lesson. I know I sound like a broken record but it's so fun being able to be on a semi-regular schedule! Knock on wood the weather keeps cooperating - it's been downright GORGEOUS this week, bless. I brought Ruby in a different bridle than usual -- every other lesson she's been in my PS knockoff/NS verbindend, since that was her general schooling bridle. After the tack sale, when I picked up that legit PS Paladin noseband and had to frankebridle it together, I got curious and rode Ruby a few times in it with Cinna's nathe. She seemed to go pretty well in it, so I said what the hell and took it to my lesson. And new trainer really liked how she went! She asked me about it right away so I talked through all my bridle options with her (lol) and she commented on it several other times, so I think I'll keep swapping back and forth at home for Ruby's rides but lesson in the Paladin/nathe for a while and see how it goes. I think it works particularly well for lessons since Ruby remains relatively backed off/chill there, vs. the freight train she can be at home. Anyway. Food for thought!
|First canter to the left was... messy.|
|But it got better! No idea what I'm doing with my arms though. Hm.|
|THAT HIND LEG THO|
|Like the one step at the far end he sort of caught but I also was asking her to leg yield a little lol.|
|PATS FOR THE BEST GIRL.|