I finally got a good ride in the ring today. The training is coming along well and I'm really happy with Rogo's attitude - he's so up for trying to please. Here are a few shots Doug took while I was practicing:
I need to remember to:
(a) practice trot canter transitions, and
(b) go back to working on trot work after cantering.
Rogo tends to go all to hell with his responsiveness to bending after he canters. It isn't like he thinks his work is done - he's willing to go forward. If we work on canter for a more than a few minutes though, sometimes the bending and lateral work goes out the window. Why is that?
My final focus for the coming week is:
(c) trotting off from a halt
I'll also practice my tests a couple of times and if I'm lucky get Doug to video them.
I can't resist adding a few dog pictures that I took today:
Nola takes her jolly ball where ever she goes...
And my sweetie Doug