Friday, January 24, 2014

Every day I'm shufflin'

Part of the reason our jumping is improving by leaps and bounds is because our dressage is so completely rockin'. I mean, we're barely ready to go Training level at a schooling dressage show, but we are SO FAR from where we were just a month ago.

Last weekend, MC was nice enough to come to our lesson and take pics and vids. It's so nice to have a visual record of where we are and where we might be going. 

Laterals FTW


Trot is coming along

Last week he was really coming over his top line - so pleasant to sit

Here's a bit of a clip that shows a walk leg yield, a bit of trot work, and our new and improved left lead canter (right lead is *almost* as good, but the vid was blurry).



One reason I love having pics and vids so much is because I can see things that I'm unaware of in the saddle.

Jeanne kept yelling at me to sit straight on the laterals, and I was like, Whaddya mean I'm not straight? Oh. Oh, I see what you're saying here. Oops.

Also apparently my left stirrup is 1 hole shorter than my right. Tack fail.

You didn't think I was going to leave you without an adorable picture of His Royal Haffieness, now did you?

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  1. Sitting straight while going sideways is tough!

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    1. Oddly it is, but apparently the goal is to keep the horse even under you. Who knew, lol!

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  2. Interesting to see the video, you guys look good! His walk is so similar to Connor's, I felt like I was riding along with you when he tried to put his weight on the inside shoulder and you corrected him. Cute, cute, cute!

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    1. Hah, I should have you come ride Paddy so you can catch that left shoulder! Jeanne is having us do lots of work on getting him to carry the weight evenly, but man, it's HARD work!

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  3. He looks so good!!! Especially the laterals :)

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    1. Thanks! He's coming along really well. :)

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  4. You two are looking fantastic!

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  5. Wow what a change!! You guys look great :)

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    1. Megan, coming from you (since you're my current dressage idol) that's high praise! Thank you so much.

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  6. Man, you're progressing fast! Great photos :)

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    1. He's just so eager to work and get it right - I'm very lucky. His work ethic is what's allowing us to make such good progress.

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