Monday, February 13, 2017


The weather is on an upward trend and today was well above freezing and SUNNY!  It was great. Plus, since Eric got home not long after me, I headed out to the barn to do some work with Gwyn. On these nights where I don't have a lot of light (though more every day!) or time before dinner I've decided I'm going to lunge and get some side reins on her to help develop her topline.

I've taken pictures and video so I have some comparison. If I can do this regularly, I should see improvement!

The arena was a sloppy mess and I kept cantering to minimum, especially on a 20m circle.  Gwyn was a spicy one to start and got my nice clean lunge line wet and sandy. Grrr.

By the end I was seeing a bit more consistent long and low work out of her with more impulsion and less giraffe impression.

There were some deep, soupy spots today. I can't wait for it to dry out a bit so I can get in and drag again.

"But mom, why you gotta get the whip?"

"Because your impulsion was lacking, poneh"


My grooming stall has inches of water in it, so we're in the barn aisle.

That butt needs better muscle. Goals!

"I am hungry, you know. FEED ME"

It was really nice to get out and groom her and just love on her too. I'm hoping to lunge a couple times a week until the weather gets more consistently warmer.

1 comment:

  1. Despite the muck and wetness, I'm still super jelly that your ponehs are at home. Love the purple string lights btw lol