SO and I got there 30 minutes before the lesson and got tacked up, we saw H wayyyyy out in a field giving a lesson so we meandered over to one of the fields to warm up.
After going over some small logs, we went over some Novice fences and still we waited.
Eventually H came over, 30 mins after our lesson start time. She also brought some other riders and added 3 people to my lesson. Uhhh, okay? They are all going novice this upcoming weekend and so she was squeezing them in.
|Cremello's don't care about no water|
|Novice ditch baby!|
At our next attempt, TWH didn't even think of running out and jumped it like it was no big deal.
I got TWH all rinsed off, put some liniment on, wrapped him up and headed home. I am again torn about how to proceed with H. I really like her and her lessons with App were very beneficial. The problem I am running into now is that I get absolutely nothing out of my lessons on TWH. I tried really hard and can't think of anything that was helpful in this lesson. Nothing! She didn't comment/fix/nit pick my position (and I have these pics to prove I wasn't perfect!!!!) which is something I am always asking her to do. I have been able to prove through pictures that I am no longer yanking on his face over fences (win!) but I still tend to look AT his ears instead of through them, I want her to remind me to quit that crap! I am torn. I am considering trying a new instructor for xc just to see if I get anything more out of it. I can't possibly be doing well enough that I don't need lessons right?
Our next show is this upcoming Sunday, I haven't ridden as much dressage as I would have preferred BUT I am now solidly in the 5 minute mark for 2 point so I am MUCH more confident that I will be a better rider over fences. Today and tomorrow is dressage work, Friday is stadium and Saturday is dressage, course walk, bathe, pack and get ready to go. Wish us luck!