Have you ever had one of those nights?
The kind of night where you end up spent and exhausted, covered in sweat, muscles twitching? The kind of night where your bones have melted and you can't move, your eyes are rolled up in the back of your head and you just want to sink into sleep? The kind of night where you are so satisfied you have no words to describe it? That moment when you don't believe you could achieve that level of connection with another living being, ever?
That was my ride today.
Trot-canter transitions. First time EVAR!! He tried so hard. He listened. When he tried to rush, I went back to the walk-trot transitions until he was soft and listening in a frame. Correct lead in both directions. He was much more rough to the right, but his head was actually much lower than the last time we tried to canter. I can't tell you how happy I am. We had a huge breakthrough moment.
I was walking on water and over the moon in love with my boy. He was trying so hard and listening so well. He was awfully proud of himself as well.
What did you all think I was talking about?