Sunday, December 30, 2007

Getting better

Yesterday After a lite lunge with sidereins, I rode solo. I went around the entire arena. Did some trotting. The steering is still alittle scarey but we got around! Today, Nik got a well deserved rest. Tonight we are supposed to get more snow.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Trotted Solo

Today I trotted Nik by myself!!!!!! He needed some encouragement from Bob on the ground with the lunge whip but he was excellent

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Riding without the line

After a short lunge in side reins and Bob lunging me on Nik, I rode around at the walk off the line. I did some turning, stopping and going. I carried a dressage whip to help with the going.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

Today, I lunged Nik with side reins for the first time. He was fine. He then had his homemade Christmas horsey treats. YUM.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas EVE

After a week off because of bad weather, I started Nik up again. Bob lunged me on Nik at the walk and trot. Afterwards I walked around off the line, worked on stop and go and steering. He was awesome!

Friday, December 14, 2007

We trotted together!

Today, after a lite lunge, Doris came by and lunged me on Nick. We worked on steering and stopping. Then we trotted on the lunge line. He was a bit confused at first but then we trotted in both directions. I am going to start to lunge him in side reins.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Steering and stopping

Today I rode around the arena, steering as best as we can at this point. I worked on stop and go and turning. Bob had the lunge line on but stood off to the side. If the weather is good we'll try a trot tomorrow!!!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Frisky Friesian

Today during our lite lunge, Nik was full of himself. A little buck and cantering. Nice to see him with his own impulsion. After, Bob led me around and then we walked on the lunge line in a circle and worked on stopping and going. He was a good student!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Pony Ride

After a lite lunge again, Bob led me around again on Nik. He seemed more comfortable.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Riding on the lead line

It's been bad weather for a few days but today after a lite lunge, I got on Nik and Bob lead me around the arena in both directions. He was perfect.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

All Aboard!

After light lunging, we brought Nik over to the mounting block again. First Ari leaned over him. Then I leaned on him and then just decided to climb aboard. The first time he was eating a sugar cube and I don't think he even noticed. Then I got on again and patted him and moved around. He was perfect.