This week was a light week because of work. Tuesday was our dressage lesson and I think we just worked on more of the same. But he felt pretty good. Oh wait!!! Cindy did tell me to think about riding his cheek bones in line with his scapulas. It really helped. I need to straighten Fleck so that he's not overbent. Which feels like counterbent, but it's not. It's straight.
Then Thursday I rode Fleck while waiting on Kelli. We did 15 minutes of walking, finding as many hills as we could. Then we did 30 minutes of trotting and cantering, again finding as many hills as we could. I trotted up hills as I thought that would work his butt better than cantering up hills. Then we did 15 minutes of trotting up the hills and walking down the hills. Then we met up with Kelli and went for a little hack.
Friday I went to the Sandra clinic in the morning to watch and then adjusted 8 horses at Halliea's farm. So definitely no riding. But Saturday, it was on. :) Liz and I were planning to ride but she ended up only bringing Party because King got kicked. So... I rode Fleck first and did our hill work and then she met us out there to watch us jump. We did 15 minutes of walking hills, then 30 minutes of trotting and cantering hills, finishing a few laps in the XC field. I think we did at least 500 strides of canter. Not really sure what that relates too, but.. I counted. It was super humid and muggy and Fleck was breathing pretty heavy. So we chilled in the shade and then went to the lake for a minute.
So...that's my new way to ride Fleck. I think it's going to help him and his soundness. :) I hope I can keep it up.