(On Line, 30 mins) Had a lot of fun
playing with Aspen on-line today. Everything was pretty good from the
start but we had substantial improvement in our back up yo-yo and
sideways by the end of our session. She's really figured out the
figure-8 pattern, almost too much so. She' s beginning to just do the
pattern without looking to me for direction - gets her feet going a bit
fast and then can't wait for direction. So we played with slowing
everything way down and creating more rests either with me or in the
center of the pattern.
(Freestyle, 30 mins) Again, noticed some
great improvements in todays ride since our previous one. More
relaxation right off the bat and much more lightness in the halter.
Really starting to get the patterns of FTR, figure-8, partial
disengagements, 9-step backup, and move appropriately in response to a
direct and indirect rein. Played with a couple small jumps today too
which was fun. Got some great video I'll be posting of us a little