|Our first ride|
|Poke ride in July - ride #16|
|Schooling show in September - ride #32|
As the months have gone by all of the above behavior has gotten better and better. I actually think I might have her a little bit too quick at this point. I've realized over the last month or so that she's learning a better response to the whip and is much less likely to buck at it or act snarky. The canter transition is still a work in progress but I feel like she really does everything a coming 4 year old should do. We can walk, trot, canter with no fan fair. She leg yields down the wall or on a circle (at the walk) with ease and is working on it at the trot. I've been spending a lot of time on having control of her shoulders and that's coming along pretty well. As noted above, forward has been installed quite well at this point and she's pretty speedy and prompt off my leg. She travels well, is good on trails (as long as she doesn't have to lead) and is generally a very good citizen.
So there it is, a quick summary of my first year on the very first horse I've ever started. It's been so much fun and I'm excited to see where the next year takes us.
|Lessons at JW's - #43|
|More trail riding - #49|
|Mountain Trail in November - #58|
|Snotty pony dislikes being spanked - #62|
|Heading in to spring and growing in to a beautiful mare.|
|March schooling show|
|May league show|
|So grown up|