We did a fair bit of canter work, where I counted strides down the long side to alternate our collection/lengthening when cantering while also working on our circles and transitions t/c & w/c. I also asked for and got a flying change - was over the moon with that!
I really need to work more on that, practice makes perfect. *nod* We worked in my favourite arena as I think footing is better then main arena, only things going against that arena are that it is smaller than main & doesn't have full wall of mirrors - I could really use them *blush* It does have a mirror on the back wall and I do use it when circling & halting etc - but when trotting & cantering you pass it too quickly ;-)
Unfortunately Nancy is still out of work as farrier has still not come, he is proving quite hard to get a hold of, i hope everything is alright. :-(
Another unfortunate for Nancy is that I am beginning to think that despite being Irish born/bred & raised she no longer likes the rain
We had thunderstorms here Saturday evening & it rained for most of Sunday & a bit yesterday morning - N was looking considerably shook & sucked up again last night. :-(
She got a healthy portion of hay while Kika and I worked and then she got carrots, muesli & pellets before going back out to the field - yet if you look at the photo of her in below & photo above - she is looking considerably worse again.
Will see how both girls are this evening and go from there - must also see if I can find another blacksmith to put shoe back on and decide if I am going to stick with my current farrier as in the last 12-18 months he has gotten progressively more difficult to get a hold of. :(
I've no plans set in stone for working with the girls this evening, so shall play it by ear and see where the mood takes me later!