Lesson On the Crazy Heavy Rainfall Day
Rogo and I had a lesson Sat. morning and it was pouring! It was so loud in the indoor ring that Cheryl and I could hardly hear one another. Doug wouldn't ride Savanah because she was too spooky (normally she's totally rock solid), and I don't think anyone else was riding, but Rogo doesn't mind wind and rain.
We started doing a lot of fairly tight bends and loops, and also quite small circles, at the trot. This made his gait less rhythmic and forward, but it's good to get him doing this and seeing his bending improving.
I've added a video for my future reference, thanks to Doug recording. If you watch it you might want to turn the sound off as the rain is roaring. I see his canter still doesn't have the jump it did, but it's come and gone before. Hope it never goes for good! He's on his forehand, but all in all I'm happy with him. He's looking happy and relaxed most of the time, even though the conditions were wild, and he's willing in trying for all this fairly challenging bending and bending changes.