Where each Sunday evening, I would update you on what I did while in the saddle Saturday.
The one problem is, I don't think I will be able to keep up with it. So once in awhile, you might get a Saddle Sitt'n Sunday.
Saturday's I take ridding lessons but for the past few weeks I have been just working on my own and riding in the arena. My Teacher fell off a horse and got a concussion so I haven't been having lessons. Hopefully I will start back up soon but until then, I am enjoying the access to an arena and the fun times I am having with my Chester.
Back to the point though, I have wanted to gain confidence with him and one of the ways that I gain confidence is to ride him a lot more, and at a faster pace. Which also leads to my gaining better balance. Then I don't look like a clown. = )
Then that leads back to working on a constant trot. I asked for more out of him (meaning longer trotting periods) and made sure that he was listening to me. Which Chester loves to "get going" so there's no problem there.
I even cantered some, more then last time. This time I tried to have him make wider turns...trying to get him out of the barrel racing mode. Man, my boy can turn! = ) I really want to barrel race but lets make sure I can stay on the horse first! = )
After we had a blast and a little over an hour flew by, we packed up and headed home. Thankfully we live 12 to 15 minutes away so the drive isn't bad!
Oh and yes, I wore a helmet. = )
We're always happy to be home. = ) He loves to be with other horses though and we both have loads of fun!But, nothing beats, Home Sweet Home.
Have a pleasant evening! And thanks for joining me for Saddle Sitt'n Sunday!