Correctable Mistakes

I did not jump Eli during the week, so he had a little extra sass for our Saturday lesson but no major fits of angst. Except one, but it was hilarious, honestly …

Near face plant from patentlybay on Vimeo.

The rest of the video of the lesson is not high quality (because technology is not always so smart). But, thanks to Alyssa for filming! I can still see pace and approach and leads and all that, so it’s worth it. The trickiest thing to get right was the 1-to-1 combo — Eli is not a fan of one strides, so for two in a row I really had to stay quiet and keep my shoulders up. We got a little better each time, but trying to do that elegantly is challenging.

Lesson 6/16 5 from patentlybay on Vimeo.

I poulticed all four legs after the lesson and gave him Sunday off — I wasn’t sure if I’d have the energy Sunday evening to ride and I figured Eli wouldn’t mind a day of rest.

Pretty much every frame of that almost face plant video is too funny …

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