Today’s lesson with Martini was going over the poles and obstacle course pattern for the horse show. This is all at the trot.
First up, posting trot a 20 meter circle, followed by trotting over 2 poles in a half seat, more trotting, 2 more poles, repeating the pattern so it’s a total of 2 laps around the arena and we end with another 20 meter trot circle. 🤪
The obstacle course was next, trotting over 4 poles in the half seat, some walking, trotting through cones followed by a hault, backing up 3 steps, walking forward and trotting over a cross rail jump.🤪🤪
Oh and doing all this while on the correct diagonal and BREATHING!
I rode amazingly well tonight. The biggest takeaway for me was getting every diagonal correct. I finally figured out when I ask for the trot, look down and post when I see the outside leg forward. It only took me 4 years to figure that out lol.
As I was cooling out Martini, I proudly announce to my trainer Kari, I want to go first with Martini (several other students are riding him) because I want to set the bar high. I most certainly am ready for this horse show. Go Big or Go Home! ❤️🐴