Sunday, December 5, 2010
I'm dreaming of a not-so-white Christmas
I'm still riding and working around the barns, but the weather is making me less enthusiastic about getting out of the house, and more about curling up with a few books. Youtube is also a recent addiction, training videos give me more to work on regularly.
Sinari is doing incredibly well despite weather swings. We've managed to hold down a consistent schooling schedule. It's also December, which means a recap of goals:
-Flexion. More permeable on the inside to an adjusting aid.
Far better. Getting 30 percent more without doing twice the work is feeling great. However keeping it for a full 30 minutes can be hard.
-Transitions in and out of gaits and between gaits. Reaching more for 8's now instead of 7's.
Better, but reaction needs to be quicker.
-Halt, reinback walk transitions
Worked on some, but not enough.
-Fit enough to run through 3-1 or 3-2.
Ran through 3-1, did well.
Very glad we avoided this one, we had a bad snow storm.
-1/2 Pirouette to full pirouette
-Quality between-gait transitions
-Changes on different lines/set ups
December also means Christmas. Here's my wish list:
Other than the minor stuff (shadbelly, supplies, a million tax free dollars, complete state of the art barn with super footing, serum to make Sincere age about a year, ect), I feel lost as what to ask for this year.