Ever have a moment in a ride that’s so good that you’re left feeling like “There’s no way we can top that today.”
I cut the ride short, hopped off, untacked and fed her a million treats (probably why she’s fat).
Best right lead canter we’ve ever had. I mean SPOT ON! Picked it up in balance, correct bend, engaged…. all I had to do was tighten my core and she shifted her weight back even further. She really tried her little heart out!
I had wanted to work on a few more things that day, but… I think it’s really important to reward “try”. I don’t care if it sucks, or if it’s not perfect, as long as she honestly tried to answer the question then I want her to feel like she’s won. And boy did she work for that right lead canter. Wow. Knocked it out of the ball park on that ride.
I probably won’t be able to duplicate that canter again for two years. Hahaha
Last Sunday I pulled Joy out and tacked her up for a ride. I hadn’t ridden her in a solid 7 days and Hubby was running loud engines and banging things close by. It wasn’t until the end of the ride that I realized I didn’t even think about lunging her first. That was about the time hubby shut off the auger and started hammering. Joy didn’t even notice all the commotion.
I know… place looks like crap. I’m working on it! 🙂