Well it was a good run, but I don't think I'm going to have 5 days of content this week 🤣
|Sunset last Monday|
Monday night I took a break from the horses - DH had to go back in to work overnight so I decided to have a chill evening and have drinks with a friend and catch up. But Tuesday was a good riding day! I was very gung ho to get working on our homework from the lesson Sunday: leg yields and 10m circle. To keep me honest, I set up cones.
|Circle of death, but on 10m|
We were definitely on the struggle bus, haha. The leg yields were fine, but my first few attempts at the circles were a swing and a miss. I'd make it through the first two pairs of cones and then completely lose it before the last two. So I took a step back and focused on doing a ton of walk/trot transitions to make sure Ruby was really paying attention to my aids (including my seat, which is mostly what she was blowing off in our struggle bus circles)... And voila! We had several decent attempts - better to the left than to the right, but story of my life really, lol.
We ended with a few good efforts, and called it a night! I'm really enjoying chipping away at these things bit by bit. It's easier for me to stay motivated when I can plan for regular lessons (not planning around Missouri's dumb weather), although spoiler alert, no lesson last weekend (we had to source shavings) and no lesson this weekend because the barn will be at a recognized show. Womp womp. But hopefully we'll be able to get back to it in September!
|V sweaty and tired|
|That's what she thinks about all the lesson homework lol|
|Lots of good sunsets last week.|
|This hyacinth bean vine (grown from a single seed this spring) is getting a *little* ridiculous. There are two trellises and then a lattice stretching almost up to the barn roof and it's still going nuts.|
|I uh... Bought another clearance orchid last week 🤣|
|I laughed a lot.|
|Jack is tired of this weather and all the horseflies, ughhhh. Same dude, same.|