I did take time to lunge Sinatra again, though not making him spotless, this time with the camera in case he decided to give me the most beautiful trot again. Alas I did not get what I was looking for, I did get video however until I obtain DSL I cannot share it. Until then here is what it looks like. When we start, Sinatra is very wiggly and bendy. He likes to look at me, see exhibit A.
|So... What are YOU up to? I am forward so I'm behaving.|
Even if you push forward, you will still be watched because you are obviously more interesting then where one is going.
|You are so nice to look at, so I must look at you.|
We worked on transitions between the walk and flatwalk as he claimed to have forgotten the queue to slow down. A little trot work.
I am riding with the buddy tomorrow and then have 2 (TWO!!!!) lessons this weekend. On Saturday I am riding with someone that is supposed to know gaited horse gaits! She is a trainer/instructor for Icelandics however does help other gaited horses with the basics. I am excited to see what she has to say about our gaits, exactly what he is doing and how to work to get the elusive running walk. If we aren't doing it already since I don't *really* know what I am doing. Am hoping for some good feedback. On Sunday I have my normal lesson, we are concentrating on the new dressage tests so we'll see how it goes!