|need this ride every day|
I've always maintained that dressage is fun once you get to the point of having the horse connected inside leg to outside rein and Courage is teetering precariously close to that point. That means some days are spectacular and some days are really horrible and depressing.
But it's true.
I've been lucky enough to have two really fantastic dressage rides this week--both of them started at the walk, just stretching and asking Courage to lift his back. Then walk/trot transitions. Then changes of bend in the trot.
|recycled show pics til i get something new|
We're starting to add in "fancy" things like little leg yields in the walk and trot and trot stretchy circles and we're even starting to toy with actual transitions within the gaits, sort of.
None of it is mind blowing or amazing, but I am absolutely in love with the progression. I mean yeah, some days we barely even get to trot transitions and the whole thing is about relaxation. But other days, it feels almost magical. Courage is starting to really get some of the ideas.
|my matchy matchy soul is dealing quite well with this|