Weekend Rides

Eli feels pretty good under saddle now, and I’ve started reintroducing small fences. On Saturday, he felt quite pokey, and didn’t do anything out of the ordinary even cantering a small gate twice.

right lead canter from patentlybay on Vimeo.

On Sunday, he stayed relaxed over a cross rail, and I bumped us up to trotting in and cantering out a line of very small fences. But the oxer … SO EXCITING. Whether he was throwing a tantrum or celebrating, who knows, but I made sure to get through that line without theatrics after the oxer, which took a number of tries. But the last two times were where we need to be — he got a lead change the second to last time with minimal head tossing, and landed very politely the last time.

line1 from patentlybay on Vimeo.

line2 from patentlybay on Vimeo.

line3 from patentlybay on Vimeo.

He gets today off, and I am hoping to do an hour of alternating marching and relaxing walk under saddle Tuesday, but chances of rain are up so that might have to change.


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