Midnight Magic. 19th May 2015- The start of the Dream coming true

Midnight Magic. 19th May 2015- The start of the Dream coming true
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Today was the day that I started Riding at West Hallam Riding Centre, and that I was back riding my favourite Boy :') GATSBY, of course who else? 

The lesson went really well, my lesson was at 1:00 but I was able to get there for 12:30 to tack Gatsby up and Groom him, for the simple reason that I love Gatsby, so anytime spent with him just cheers me up! When I got there I had a chat with Fiona, while she made mum a cup of tea about what I had been working on whilst I was riding him at Broomfield. Then he got bought in and I got to groom him he was all muddy from  hours of rolling about in the field, what more can a horse ask for? But I did that then tacked him up and was helped to tack him up by Elaine. 

When we got on in the school, I spent 10 minutes with Fiona working on getting my seat right making sure that I would be using my seat bones but also that I had got my leg in the right place e.g. having a flat foot because if you push your heels down it puts your leg forward which effectively puts you off balance so that was something that I spent a long time working on, and it was something new that I got to work on! Then we spent a while warming up and getting me used to being on Gatsby again, I was glad to be back on him again, very very glad! We did lots of walk, trot, transitions, making sure that he was warmed in well. Then moved on to doing leg-yeilding as this is something that I would really like to do more of and get to doing better! The first time I tried doing it in rising trot that didnt work to well, so the next time I moved on to sitting trot and it worked a hundred times better I soon got in to the swing of moving my leg off and back on to his side. I found this quite hard and it is something that I plan to work on. 

We also worked on keeping him in an outline because when I used to ride him he wanted to keep his head unnaturally height, so Fiona has been working on keeping him in a much more rounded outline with his headed lower and when he stats lifting and shaking his head half halting and then moving him forward so that he doesnt do it 

Now on to the pictures 
Until next time 
A Girl With A Dream xx 


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