The ride was just what I needed. We worked on foundation maneuvers and driving into the bit. Pippin carries his head too high. Doc pulls his head down too low as an evasive tactic. I've been working with my instructor to push both guys into the bit, asking them to give at the poll a bit, and then releasing. Pippin gets it! Doc.... not so much! Regardless, it was great to get out and play with the ponies and visit with my friend. I hope the ponies found it as therapeutic as I did!
Because I like blog posts with pictures, and because I didn't take my camera with me yesterday, here is a picture of Pippin from last fall....before we started lessons. It would be interesting to get another picture. What I'd like to see would be me sitting with my shoulders a little bit further back and Pippin's head down and nose tucked in a bit, but still going on a loose rein.
Thank you, wonderful friend, for the gentle prod that allowed me to enjoy a great hippotheraphy session.
Happy Tuesday to all y'all!
(That's the plural of y'all - in case you haven't been brought up Southern!)
I used to volunteer for ther.riding. It was very rewarding.ReplyDelete
Bring your camera next time, I would love to see the two of them and what their differences are. They are both such great horses.--IngerReplyDelete
It was just what I needed too! Good time, great company and our WONDERFUL equine pals made it all the more enjoyable. Pippin looked really good! I'll have to get your pic next time.ReplyDelete
Anonymous (generous?) friend - teehee
Sounds like the best kind of fun!ReplyDelete
Awww...I'm so happy for ya. :)ReplyDelete
i tried to volunteer at the hippotherapy center here and was told i would need over a year of schooling to be qualified. to volunteer. unpaid. *spit*ReplyDelete