I'd been hoping that our dressage lesson would let us work on cool dressage tricks so I could expand my sad and limited repertoire, but instead we worried about position and accuracy. Good things, but not what I had in mind.
Today I busted out the dressage saddle again so we could practice stuff from our lesson. We engaged our core, activated our dressage position, cantered and counter cantered.
After finishing our canter work to one direction, Cuna wanted to putter to a stop. I kept him going on principle. We did a 15 meter circle to get him soft and on my outside aids.
As we came out of the turn, I asked him to hold his gait but lengthen his stride down the longside. He sort of tried, I sorted of stayed balanced, it was ok.
Another circle at the end to collect. We stayed balanced around the short side. Circle to prepare, and we went in to the wind.
It was magical. I could practically hover above him I had so much hang time. Boom! Boom! Boom! We just flew down the longside.
We cantered the other direction, then came back to trot and tried again. This time? No hesitating, fussing about the contact, or wondering what I wanted. Not gonna lie--I can't wipe the smile off my face.
That's ride folks: Cuna has lengthenings. Watch out dressagers--we have arrived.
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We're on track for our goal of doing Training 3 and First 1 at a dressage show this summer. Who else is working towards goals?