I can't quite remember when I rode last week. I think Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday? I didn't ride Saturday or Sunday. But even with a day or two off here and there, he's so lazy! Not obscenely lazy, like kicking him nonstop, but he's definitely not going to take the initiative to be nice and forward.
But that aside... he's so good!! He's miles better than he was a week and a half ago. I can't wait for Jeff the dressage trainer to come back.. maybe we'll even be cantering!
Oh, and guess what I did last week? I trotted without stirrups! The funny/sad thing is River is so used to dropping stirrups = all done that it was a little hard to actually get him to trot. I posted without stirrups maybe twice around the ring, making this my first no stirrup work in, oh, 3.5 years.
Notice anything different?:
Here's River from... I don't know. A while ago. 6-10 months, maybe?
Here's River from last night:
ALSO! New limited edition saddle soap!!!!! It's yummy, go buy it!