So very happy with Encore today, our first real week “in work” and he really seems to have stepped it up a notch. One would think after a relatively long break he might need a little encouragement but he has surprised me with exceptional work ethic and just so on the ball.
I decided it was time to attempt our last hurdle that was canter pirouettes. Perhaps I had a bit of a mental block, I thought they were really quite so much harder or at least the basic training.
So really a definite mental block…as we can canter half pass and canter along straight sitting for a few strides but I’d just never thought to ride a square or diamond shape, or travers in.
Not to mention the concept of walk pirouetting and then straight into a canter pirouette seemed completely unachievable. Proud to say E
proved me wrong and I think I’ve successfully muddled my way through teaching (or learning??) the raw basics of the movements.
I’ve decided I’ll have to man up and wear a boot from now on because I really do need spurs on. Not for the severity of the aid but more so the clarity…with flying changes it takes a few for him to realize the shoe against his side is me asking!
Nice to be back and having some good rides to make the early starts worthwhile.