It was another strong week for rides as we were able to get 5 more under our belt.
Ride 1 (Sunday): This was a lovely ride on a warm Winter day around our property. I played a little bit with some of the things I had learned on the day before in our lesson, but mostly we just strolled around our pastures and neighborhood enjoying the sunshine. It was a nice way to start the week.
Ride 2 (Tuesday): This was a brief ride after work and we warmed up playing with finding relaxation. Then moved into long stretchy trot and cantered a few song long playlist.
Ride 3 (Wednesday): This was a dressage lesson. The lesson was a gift and the a new to me instructor. It was the first time I had ridden with a discipline specific instructor. Usually the trainers I ride with are more generalists with focus on good foundation. It was a good lesson and she helped with my rider position, also giving me some good exercises to try at home.
Ride 4 (Thursday): Worked on some of the exercises from our dressage lesson. Focusing specifically on getting my weight evenly distributed on both sides of me seat.
Ride 5 (Saturday): A super fun day spent with two of my girlfriends. Helping each other in the arena and then heading out for a lovely ride around the beautiful equestrian community in which one of them lives. So much fun to have good horses, laughter with friends and beautiful surroundings all in one day!