Sunday, October 2, 2011
In which I take the first lesson on Keegan
Great flat lesson with Missy today. Keegan was a good boy and Missy gave me the current keys to riding, go forward to the trot - getting him to push more from behind at every stride and while maintaining the push work on the consistency of the bend through all the turns. It went quite well. The cantering is quite good to the right, but still pretty crooked to the left. I guess since he didn't race to the the right, he doesn't have bad habits to overcome going in that direction. Meanwhile, I am very impressed by his work ethic and how much better he is after a month at Blue Hill. He is also getting fatter and glossier every day. I am interested to see what color of bay his winter coat comes in. Planning for a jumping lesson later in the week.