Thursday, April 19, 2018

Lost Timing

In my last lesson I was on the struggle bus.  For whatever reason I could not manage the trot.  He was throwing his body around and inverting and flailing.  Everything just felt wonky.  Trainer asked if she could hop on to get a better feel for what was going on and I said be my guest.

I am pretty sure she has only been on him one other time and that was shortly after I started taking lessons with her.  Needless to say she was really impressed in the changes.  Some of the improvement was due to his level of comfort.  Any time he gets a new rider he gets really anxious.  But he has improved a lot too.

I really enjoyed seeing him go and she had fun riding him.  The conclusion we came to was I give too much, which results in me dropping the contact and then he immediately inverts.  After she rode a bit, I hopped back on and did slightly better.  For whatever reason, my timing was just a little off that day.

But yesterday, I did an actual dressage ride and he was so good.  I made sure not to drop the contact and just give slightly.  Everything was really consistent and right there.  I am sure that it wasn't picture perfect, but it felt fantastic.


  1. We all have those struggle bus days, ugh. So glad you were able to have trainer get on him, and still have a productive finish to your lesson! And than a fantastic ride later! 😁

  2. Glad he's feeling better and you two are back at it.

  3. I can't wait to see the new and improved stinker! And take all the media!

  4. It's so nice to have a coach that will hop on! Your trails looking amazing also #jealous