|I like this one because it looks like she's doing some fancy jazz dance step with her hind end.|
Tuesday was our now weekly jump lesson. I'm committing to at least one lesson a week thru the summer. I definitely realize that I need help figuring out a well rounded riding plan for Miss McKenna and in the two I've already had there's been great improvement. Like last time we started inside with some w-t-c. She was a bit strong in the canter but really turning my body to the inside and lots of little half halts helped. We then went outside and trainer had me immediately go over the little crossrails set up from the previous lesson.
McKenna got Wednesday and Thursday off and Friday I set some poles up in the indoor since it was raining. We trotted back and forth and she was great so I added a crossrail after the poles. Again the first time she was caught unaware by the jump and hopped over it no problem. The following times she wanted to get strong and stumbled a bit through the poles. She ended up figuring it out and I think I'll continue with the placing poles before the fences. The more I can get her thinking about her feet and slowing her down, the better!