|Sad Tillie getting iced yesterday evening|
She was a bit heavier at times, BUT she was a star...even with the mucky wet ring. Which is why I am freaking out if she now has a soft tissue injury from going in this ring. But I have watched and rewatched and never once see her put a foot wrong (Which i know doesnt mean it didnt happen...)
|big fancy trot!|
She only had ONE sass moment when she lost her balance in the mud, but it made me crack up and yell -"There it is!!" But she warmed up lovely and P had me work on riding the outside aids a bit more so I wouldnt lose her shoulder. In the muck, she kept throwing her shoulders around every which way so P had me think riding her straighter and that seemed to solve that.
|Tillies game face - Get some!!!|
I felt like this lesson she was really starting to jump better/more correctly with her form. There were some jumps that felt like a "wooosh!" and P even said "Weeee" after one of them!! :) I fret over her form a lot so its nice to see week over week she is starting to stretch and use those shoulders better.
She even started getting lead changes without losing her mind!
|See!!! we can stretch over fences!|
Ill admit I was a bit disappointed with watching the videos with my release and seeing I still had her a bit tucked in at times...but Emma so kindly pointed out that she was taking much longer distances which naturally will make a rider more defensive. So **pending Tillie's soundness** will be what I try to focus on next.
|See...holding her too tightly not allowing to stretch - but holy moly did she over jump this one!|
|See - standing with that leg cocked.|
Anyway, its horses...and I wont know until I see the vet today. Until then, here is the mash up from the lesson: