Saturday, January 18, 2014

January 11th Lesson Pictures

Reno was energetic, so I rode him in tight circles with a diameter a little wider than your typical jump to get him calmed down and paying attention.
I gradually widened the circle as he focused and slowed down.

Trotting to the other side of the arena to repeat the circle exercise. 
I love this picture.
Trotting in a large circle covering about half of the arena.
By the end of the lesson I had more control over Reno. I had learned to grasp the reins tightly so they don't slip, thus encouraging Reno to keep a steady pace rather cantering or trotting too quickly.


  1. Awesome :-) you look like you are getting a lot more balanced.

    1. Thank you. I'm glad that I am getting better with every lesson.

  2. WOW! Excellent pictures and description of your lesson! I LOVE it!!! Good job!


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