|"I'm an angel and would never break anything"|
We worked in the largest arena so i could use the back wall of mirrors to see if i could see her fishtailing on the longside when we were going left handed. I don't know if riding in my tall boots for only the third time helped my leg position; or if being in the larger arena helped us get our shiz together; or perhaps yesterday's work stood to us - whatever the reasoning ... there was considerably less fishtailing today. Yay!
|Last night's sunset|
Nay - was our major struggle bus to sort our bend on the that rein to get a good upwards transition into canter. We got there, but the first one was a long time in coming and far from pretty when we got there. Probably 100% my fault as I was prob all kinds of crooked, but once we got the first one I must have sorted myself out and we fared better after that with some truly gorgeous canter work when we changed rein.
I changed back for one more canter on our new bad side and it was much improved. It's hard to know whether to start with the bad side or good side....i guess alternating is the best option to hope to balance things out, but really consistency is key. So i do just need to spend more time in the saddle.
|Bye bye cheek piece|
Nancy's bridle got a bit of a bashing this evening. After almost every spin she insists on scratching her face off a front leg, every time I reprimand her yet it was obviously to no avail. She finally managed to stand on the reins this evening and thankfully didn't snap them as they aren't easy to find (thin with rubber weaved in and stops), the left cheek piece caved and the leather snapped off the buckle. Thankfully I don't think she hurt herself and in true Nancy style didn't even seem phased by what she'd done!
I'll see if i can get it repaired but i have a brown bridle for her at the yard and two other old bridles of Kika's in my parents basement so I'm sure I can coble something together *blush* #hoarder