Saturday, August 4, 2012
I am the luckiest girl in the world. I have ridden a LOT of horses in my life time ... 100+ for sure. Many of them I didn't really enjoy riding; Tiki was purchased from a PICTURE. No vet check, no video, no moving pic just a standing picture. He is the BEST horse in the world! I just love him like crazy. I rode Thursday in the ring and put him on contact. He fought it a little, but then softened up and moved off my leg beautifully. I leg yielded a bit, trotted a single pole and concentrated on forward and soft. Added in canter at the end and made him canter a circle, canter the single pole, and stay off my hands. He did so very nicely. I think about HOW far we've come ... I remember how tough it was to get him just to trot slow-ish, and where he is now ... it leaves me speechless:) I figured 2 days was enough for this week, will sit on him 3 days next week, still in the dressage tack before adding back in pasture/jumping work. Love my boy!