I was away on business for a couple of days, and then got a sore throat / felt sick, so haven't ridden since Tues. Today I thought I'd better longe Rogoo, as it was his third day off and he gets lazy with too much down time. It was spitting rain on and off, but I made it out between showers. Rogo was cooperative, not overly anxious to exert himself :) but not bad. We did a lot of transitions between gaits -he's quick to go up, slow to come back, which is better than the opposite I guess, and I started asking for canter from walk. He put in a trot step or two, but I think it will come pretty quickly if I keep working on it.
Once he was warmed up I decided to do some caveletti work with him. He hasn't been near them since he tripped on one and fell with me on his back last Sun evening. On the bright side, he was much more careful not to hit them! The hock action and suspension were great. I wouldn't recommend my method though :) Surprisingly he seemed eager to go through them and not at all nervous. He's always enjoyed them so I'm glad I didn't ruin that.
Because I'm bored with being inside I added some pictures of Rogo's second show to my pictures page. They're at the bottom of this page - Pictures and Videos . I have video too that I must add. I'll want to compare next year.
2017 Jill Irving Youth Mentor Progran
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