Monday, December 21, 2015

Bridle-less and Random Fun

Hello Everyone!

Today I paid my sister to take a bunch (438) pictures of Ollie and I.  Lots of snow was in the round pen and he didn't want to do a lot of running in it (which I understand) so our ride wasn't very long. However, he was perfect and was so good that I ended up taking his bridle off and riding him without it.

Of course, I also did some quick collection and bending work. For Ollie, he needs lots of flex repetition for him to get soft. He learns fast, but for him to be where I want him takes longer. I am looking for him to be really, really soft.

Collection at the walk

Lateral Flexion

Bending the Ribs

Collection at the trot. 

Then I let him loose. I didn't want to do too much bending in the snow so I mostly left him alone with that.

Then I decided to take his bridle off......

...and ask for the walk, trot and canter. 


He did great!!! As soon as I asked for him to stop he would, he would turn, backup, and stay to the outside of the circle when I asked him. I love my boy. :)

I hope this weather holds out so that the snow can melt and I can ride him even more. He is going to be a great show horse someday!


1 comment:

  1. That is so cool! I hope one day I can do this with my horse!


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