Looks like fun....
Training Level Dressage at a schooling show late spring/early summer. Horse Trial at a schooling show late fall/early winter. Solid First Level work at home by late fall/early winter.
- Walk at least 10,000 steps per day (15,000 steps if riding). (FAILED)
- Yoga three times a week. (FAILED...maybe managed three times total.)
- More two point! (brag about having a jump saddle...womp womp womp) (I haven't even been attempting this.)
- Get dressage saddle figured out. (This was quite successful)
- Continue to work on rhythm and relaxation in all gaits. (We have made progress here)
Get more suppleness in the canter.
- Leg yields!!! (This is day dependent)
Too much time to play candy crush...
- Happy healthy Stinker
- Happy healthy human
- Continue to get muscle in the correct places
- Continue to build up strength
- Consistent walk trot with leg yields
- Eat more vegetables (no pizza with veggies dipped in ranch sauce does not count as a salad)
- Exercise outside of riding (does not matter what kind but something needs to be happening)
- Get thrush cleared up and keep a better eye on things
- Start phasing out draw reins
- Keep building muscle
- Transitions and leg yields
All that rain makes for a filthy monster.
I was really hoping to be showing this year, but that has been tabled for now. I would rather have a horse that is able to have long term soundness than to push for a few shows. Honestly, canter is off the table until next year for now, which does bum me out, but I do think it will be good for him. And yes I do realize I could do walk trot test, but I don't want to. I am going to try to do a few clinics here and there, but for the most part things will be low key and just building strength.