Great Day with the Horses
I had a great day with the horses today. Darlene came over to groom with me and that was fun. I think it was her first time grooming a horse. She loves Rogo so she did him and I did Dan.
Then Megan and Greg came down and Megan worked with Rogo and I while Greg and Darlene watched. Greg very kindly took some pictures of us. I've posted a few of them below. Since Rogo would rather canter straight than in a circle (balance?), I got Megan to lunge us at the canter. He did very well. I was really happy with him. He is transitioning extremely well - getting it 100% - and with only minimal encouragement from Megan he held the canter as long as is practical for his level of training at this point (2 or 3 rounds and then a trot break before doing it again). He did both directions quite well, although he is leaning in quite a bit at times despite my strong outside rein.
Megan and Greg stayed for lunch and then we took the dogs swimming - a great afternoon. Now back to work on the dressage association (RIDERS) plan. Here are the pictures.