I'm very pleased - she's staying sound, the leg looks good and we're making progress towards fitness. Tomorrow I won't be able to ride, but we'll pick up where we left off on Sunday.
Friday, June 11, 2010
10 Minutes of Trotting!
Yesterday, Maisie and I trotted for 5 minutes, after a nice 15-minute warmup at the walk. We are only doing straight lines and large circles, and I'm not asking her to really use herself - I'm trying to have minimal contact and have her do a nice free, long, not too fast trot. Today we did 10 minutes of trotting in two 5-minute sets. She was a bit more revved up by the second set - this is typical for her - she's one of those horses who works themselves up rather than down - but she still managed not to rush and listened to some gentle half halts.