Saturday, April 28, 2012

Fifth Ride

I couldn't decide which picture I liked better, so I posted both.

He wasn't crazy about the mounting block, but listened to my request to stand. 

He remembers what we've worked on the last ride and then we build on it in the next lesson. He still fights my hands and the bit when we trot, but he is starting to relax and bend a bit when I ask him to turn.

Of course, we are still working on it.

He listens pretty good. We had to lengthen the breast plate by a hole on either side of the saddle. His shoulder is certainly developing. 

This is the attitude with which he typically works. He has a great walk. Still working on the trot.

Ashke was doing so well we moved to the big arena to give us an opportunity to move in a different direction than a circle. It made Ashke a little more excited and a little less able to listen.

This is my favorite picture from today.

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