|My Beautiful Boy!|
Oh my goodness! What a difference. I never thought Santana could look like this. He looks like a different horse. Is this really my Santana? I can't quite believe it.
|Lovely horse - shame about the rider!|
This was the first time riding in a Dutch Gag and, it would seem that he loves it. He just 'got it' as soon as I started to take up a contact and separated my hands he dropped straight into the contact.
I still have a whole heap of work to do on my position. My weight is way too far forward which sends my leg back. I still nag nag nag at him with my legs which I must stop doing. He has so much potential - I can see that now, after only one lesson he's looking fantastic.
We even cantered several times round the track and on a 20m circle. I had no worries that he was going to shoot off. Mind you he was pretty tired by then - we haven't worked this hard for ages!
I can't believe that my humble cob can look so good, not only that but even with me rocking about on his back too!