Monday, 18 September 2017

Monday 18th September - Lesson - Indoor School

I really need to get my head sorted

If there is an issue with the pony it WILL NOT only show up at the A end of the school (where I lose attention) , the school surface is consistent all over so an issue will not just show up in one place.

Need to keep him to the bridle and to KEEP riding not just flop around the corners

Today's exercises post warm up

  1. Figures of 8 in trot
  2. Leg yield to centre line, leg yield back to track

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Tuesday 5th September - Lesson - Indoor School

So explained to Ros how pony went yesterday

Usual walk warm up then onto trot warm up

  • SI long side
  • SI -> circle -> Travers
  • Half pass to centre line
  • Half pass all the way across

Pony was golden :-)


  1. Left leg creeps back and heel creeps up
  2. Right hand starts to bounce and elbow straightens (related to 1) 

Monday, 4 September 2017

Monday 4th September - Schooling - Outdoor school

So the plan was to simply do an easy session in trot, the reality was different (!)

Started off in walk on right rein as usual, all good, swapped to left rein and got the yawing at A because I'm on my own my brain goes to is he OK and from there we spiral into a small pit of doom.

Logically if he wasn't OK would it only happen at the A end of the school which is where I loose my concentration. So after a pep talk to myself we did get some reasonable work.


  1. Retain concentration at A end of school
  2. Activate left hind leg
  3. Persistence, insistence and consistent  

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Sunday 3rd September - Lesson - Outdoor School

So was originally booked to ride in indoor as rain forecast but changed to outdoor to enable better comparison with yesterday.

Temperature was normal at 37.2C

So usual walk warm up then onto trot warm up all felt good

Shoulder in and half pass in trot

Finished with travers on a 20m circle in trot :-) clever pony

Oddly enough today I was struggling with my left leg (lost a stirrup a couple of times)

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Saturday 2nd September - Lesson - Outdoor School

Usual walk warm up pony felt less forward

Trot was 'lumpy' so stopped session

Chorrie was sound but feeling 'flat'

Trot up in hard was normal

Temperature was 37.5C normal AM temperature in 37.2C