What a chill day. Sundays are quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. Must be the age. Haha
Today I’ve been a real penny girl and spent the whole day at the stable. Starting out with watching a clinic given by Michel van Loon which was nice to watch. Thereafter I got to join for a ride around the woods in the area together with Cathelijne, Lotte, Marith en Danique.
Horse and carriage is so relaxing. Because there was a special flower festival in Haarlem this weekend there were hardly any people in the woods which is always better.
Thereafter me and Grumpy went on a ride. For the last few weeks I’ve started throwing away the wip after warming up. I’ve noticed that the stiller I have my hands the better Grumpy responds regarding connection to the bit. However when I have the wip in my hand it’s like I don’t manage to keep my hands equal so I get into this fight with Grumpy which I usually loose as he keeps pulling. My hands are far near perfect without either, but they are definitely a lot stiller and we can ride more harmonious. I must say it’s teaching me to use my legs better as well as I can’t solve it with the wip, which is a plus to. On Friday I had a really good lesson so I tried putting that into practice today which went pretty ok. Grumpy was sweating a bucketload so I guess we had a good workout.
To end the day, Grumpy got to roll around outside before I went home. So all in all a really horsie day. Tomorrow I need to swing by the horseshop to change the mouthguard I bought for him, so hopefully he can enjoy the land as well together with the other horses. We shall see.