Grid Work in the sunshine

I usually have my riding lessons on Wednesday and for the past few weeks/months, it always seems to rain on Wednesdays. I don’t mind riding in the rain so much, but you can only do so much when the footing is bad. I’ve been working a lot on dressage basics in my lessons, so was overjoyed today to be able to jump.

Today I rode Dirk, a horse that I would call the perfect teacher. He is so smart that he basically gets the exercise after one or two rounds and then I am the one who gets to work on my form. We did grid work and Dirk bounced right along. At first, I had to give a bit of leg, but after a time or two, Dirk was excited, so I didn’t have to work too hard to do some fun gymnastic jumping.

Hoping for continued good weather!

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