Deciding to Clip

I was maybe a little optimistic this morning when I went out to the barn to do some work in my half seat. I totally planed to do sets of 10 minutes in half seat and 3 minutes walking. I was going to do a trot set, a walk set, a trot set and finish with a canter set.

Yeah…. barely got through the first set of trotting. I’m really going to have to work myself back up to that so I think we’ll be doing a little bit of this every day. My legs are very very sore now.

It was a good ride though. We worked out in the field so that I didn’t have to worry about anyone riding in the arena. Dandy thought that was a silly idea but he didn’t spook at anything, just looked. After the first trot set I worked on getting him to round out and do a proper circle. Boy does that need help! Guess I’ll work on that with Kristen tomorrow.

I was only out there for maybe 30 minutes. I didn’t do any canter work and just worked my normal amount but Dandy was dripping sweat. The weather is so different out here. I’m used to Minnesota weather where the temperature stays pretty consistent. It might get extremely cold but at least it stays cold! Out here the nights can get 30 or 40 degrees colder. So I’ve decided that I am going to try a trace clip on Dandy for the winter. This does mean I’ll have to blanket him but I think I can deal with it for one season, just to see what I think.

Lesson tomorrow afternoon with Kristen. Trail on Wednesday. Thursday a jump lesson with Madchen. Busy week!