But another dressage lesson recap with no media isn't fun, so let's talk about today's jump lesson instead.
M set up a really cool school in the ring with lots of exercises in it that I'm trying to show you via Paintbrush, which I don't know how to use at all, so bear with me. If anyone can tell me how to make a proper curvy line with this thing, PLEASE do. All the jumps were 2'6" verticals (M said next week we might try for a little more height, yay).
|Lines not drawn as ridden, ha|
Because I'm horrible at using this app, this next exercise was done on both sides but I only drew it one one, as above.
Then the real torture began. This was so much fun.
Now, consider that my horse is not competing at training level. He's at elementary. I think for a horse at his level, this is hard, but he OWNED it. He was a little backed off going from 5 to 3 the first time and chipped for four, but came out in 3 and rode the 2-3-4 line super well. I went back around left to try 5-3-1 again and it went GREAT. And that was the jump school. Honestly, he barely broke a sweat. We went for a nice long walk, and then I gave him a million carrots and told him he's the best horse alive.
Which, of course, he is.
|I might be slightly biased|