|Tired appys be very tired.|
We laughed about it during the ride, put something hard in front of Mia and her talent shines through and she will go over anything in spectacular fashion. Put something as simple as a pole on the ground and she just cannot do it. Hmm. I am also at fault, for the life of me I couldn't get the distances I needed 50% of the time. I guess not only Mia needs the work, shh don't tell. Mia would go over one jump/pole fine but would then accelerate to the next or go over two fine but not the third. Or we would miss the distance to the first and Mia wouldn't settle her canter to hit the second jump, instead of compacting/expanding her canter, she just plowed forward, faster. We certainly have our homework cut out for us before we go Novice this year.
|Time to jump!|
Last night we worked on some dressage. I worked on laterals a little and straight a good bit but we really worked on her canter. I wanted to channel some serious bigger, not faster, let's get some jump in Mia's canter. More power. Until this point, we have been dealing more with a slower canter as when she gets faster, she falls flat on her forehand. Last night I wanted to see if we could replicate some lesson work with a bigger, not faster canter. People...omg her left lead canter? Wow. I wish I had video of it. Lots of inside leg and lots of outside rein (and even more inside leg) and Mia became this powerhouse. OMG! She was even stretching into the bridle while doing it, who is this horse!?
|Not amused at the amount of effort required for eyebrow sweat|