|It's hard to believe but I think Loki is getting bored with these little fences. I know he is |
capable of having really tight knees but he's kind of like "meh" over these little jumps anymore.
Mostly we've been working on Loki's canter when I ride with Joe. He has us canter... a lot! Big circles and little circles and anywhere in between. One of his favorite exercises is to have me canter a circle with the reins in my outside hand. It's amazing how much better I sit the canter when I do that.
I rode with Joe last month too and it was such a super lesson. By the end everything was set around 2'11, the biggest course Loki and I have ever strung together by far. It was such a high! This time we kept everything a little smaller and the lesson was truly about what was happening between the jumps rather than the jumps themselves. We did lots of turns and roll backs and just things to help Loki and I work on staying balanced and adjusting our speed.
But I guess we all have days like that from time to time.