Yuck! What a crappy day!! Dean doesn't even want to go out and get something to eat! Good thing I threw some curry fixings in the crock pot before I left for the barn.
I rode Harley first, and M had me go into the arena and work by myself, trying to figure things out on my own. The problem with Harley is that he's so push-button, there's not much to figure out with him! I did work on transitions, and making him wait and walk with his head tipped before letting him step off into a canter.
Blondie was next, and M rode her first. As she worked her, she mentioned that today was best she has racked for her. Then it was my turn, and things weren't quite so smooth.
I have to keep my hands down when I ask her to trot now, which isn't such a big deal, but I'm not used to it yet. I am sitting too far forward to rack correctly, though, and I wasn't pulling her head back far enough. M said it's really hard to learn to rack on a horse that is just learning the gait, so they'll have me start riding Woody. I'm starting to get nervous about getting it right before April - most of the next month is shot between the horse sales and the Disney trip, so I won't be able to knuckle down and really start to learn until the first week of December! Time is just flying by so fast!