Saturday, February 28, 2009

Horsing around on a Saturday

Got to sleep in a little today till 9AM and got a nice text from Greg saying good morning. I groggily stumbled out of bed and into the living room where my roomie was watching TV. I said hi and then went outside in my bathrobe in 30 degree weather to let the dogs go potty. I came in, woke up a bit and called Greg on the phone and then decided to get ready for the day and hopped in the shower. We got to the barn a little before noon and was able to watch some of a lesson. I then got Possum from the paddock and brought him to the indoor to tack up. After he was fully dressed I decided to tag along with a group lesson that was going on. We cantered circles working on lengthening and shortening. We worked on transitions and that was cool. Then we started jumping at a trot and that went went well. Possum was a little stiff but was jumping nicely. It was cool to jump one after another in a group of 4. Then we started cantering and then the trainer made up a course. See lovely diagram below....



Outside line to broken line back to outside line, and around to the other outside line. It doesn't look that complicated except for the broken line, but the course was set up on a small area with the outside lines being two and three strides apart. Possum actually did quite well and stayed nice and slow. I rode him for almost 2 hrs with a little break in-between. Then after we were done and cooling out we worked on some leg yielding and turn on the haunches and forehand. All in all it was a good day. The dogs had fun, despite the cold and Possum and I got in a good work out.

When I got back home dinner of pot roast was all done in the crock pot that my roomate made before we left and we had that as a yummy dinner. Now I'm just chillin watchin TV and cruising the net.

5 comments:

Leah Fry said...

Brr! It went down into the upper 20s here last night. I think it will be in the 50s today. It was very windy yesterday and is this morning, but I'm hoping it will calm down a little. I need to tack Poco up for some ground work. I'll be posting about the why of that as soon as I collect my thoughts.

Sounds like a good day to be you and Possum, and dinner waiting to boot!

Stephanie said...

That was a neat little pattern - glad the lesson was some what interesting - I would love to hit a jumping clinic or two when Pat grows up a bit more, his bones still aren't ready I don't think.

Hey were you able to get in with your counselor? You said you were going to try...

Stephanie said...

That was a neat little pattern - glad the lesson was some what interesting - I would love to hit a jumping clinic or two when Pat grows up a bit more, his bones still aren't ready I don't think.

Hey were you able to get in with your counselor? You said you were going to try...

Stephanie said...

That was a neat little pattern - glad the lesson was some what interesting - I would love to hit a jumping clinic or two when Pat grows up a bit more, his bones still aren't ready I don't think.

Hey were you able to get in with your counselor? You said you were going to try...

Stephanie said...

Ahhhh how nice of blogger to have posted that 3 times! Super.