Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Transitions on a Tuesday

So today's learning was in plain English get the pony off his head aka front legs and more towards being on his hind legs.

He likes to use my hand as a fifth leg, fair enough I like a decent contact but there is a difference between a contact and pony leaning and balancing on my hand .

So lots of transitions that are more seat than hand and it does help, he seems to particularly lean post lateral work (tiredness?)

I still need to place the shoulders then ask the hind quarters in half pass especially trot half pass.

Tomorrow will be walk/trot/walk transitions

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Saturday's learnings

Pony seems to very much enjoy his lateral work, he gets very jolly post lateral work and lots of transitions were needed to get some semblance of control back

Half pass in trot need to ensure he doesn't go deep, also be more consistent in shoulders first 

Leg yield need to go forwards and over not just over

Carrying a whip does help

Need to be stricter with myself by door I need to

A) Not look out
B) Ride normally 

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Physio Report Thursday 11th February

Previous history

Ridden work progressing, trot work established, working up to 45 minutes 5 days a week. CL remains stable and non reactive.


Seen in walk and trot on the straight and circles; gait characteristics remain largely static; good in trot on small circles with a good degree of elevation and suspension phase is well marked even on small circles.

On palpation there is a good improvement with the epaxial muscles of the back although showing a degree of hypertonicity shows resumption of a more normal tonicity in particular the lumbar region is much soft and good flexibility in the lumbar sacral regions. The pelvic muscles show moderate degrees of  shortened tightened muscle but once again this is an improvement  with correct tone in the hamstrings.

The base of the neck palpates with a degree of hypertonicity but responds well to myofascial techniques. Range of motion techniques show a correct degree of  flexibility in the main junctions of the spine and the RF shows a correct posture; the tendency to stand over this limb is not apparent today.

Treatment and plan

Manual therapy including massage, myofascial release and trigger point techniques with emphasis to the regions highlighted combined with active stretches and mobilisation to the neck, back.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Sofa covers

am blogging this so I remember as I seem to forget every second time w change the covers

Put the back cover on , put one arm on and then put the other arm on

Back first then arms