Saturday I rode Blue in the morning and he was mostly good. He’s got steering problems so we worked on that for a while at the walk. It’s funny but it seems he’s also forgotten how to keep a steady pace at the trot. A nice start turns into speed and then almost slows to a walk then speeds up again. We worked on getting him consistent. My balance may cause part of the problem because I am relying too much on my stirrups again. I rely on my stirrups for balance, especially when the saddle shifts, and that only makes it slip even more. Blue has the same whither challenged problem as Dusty, as in they are non-existent to the human eye or saddle. So with Blue’s bone-jarring big movement at the trot, the saddle slips side to side and my balance goes side to side with it. I’m afraid we’re going to be stuck with this for a while until he’s fitter and used to being back in work and until I can find my balance on him.
|" Dusty in her little paddock"|
Until next time
Quote for Today
In training horses, one trains himself
- Antoine De Pluvinet-