Today was incredibly fun and productive. On his fifth day of hard work I thought Rogo would be very tired, but he came out with the energy of his first day outside in spring. Who is he and what has he done with Rogo? He was all go, go, go. What fun! His canter had amazing jump and he had a huge trot. All I had to do to get either of them was stay out of his way.
Sue said he is enjoying himself and the new forward, and also the weather today may have affected him some (a bit cooler, around 20 C.). Whatever the reason, I loved it.
We did lots of circles and serpentines in trot. In the serpentines we walked over the centre line and did the rest in trot. This helps school half halts. In canter I need to bend and release on a circle, with lots of outside rein support, to help him use his hind quarters and lift his back.
We did trot leg yield from the wall inward. I should only ask for 2 or 3 good steps when doing it this way.
All in all a great day. Tomorrow I have a lesson in the morning and then go home.
-- Sent from my Palm Prē