A few days ago I promised pictures of some less stiff strutting.
And then there was never a post about it! Mostly because just like for every one else there isn’t much extra time… And it was hard to pick out just three shots where I thought she showed the most improvement.
But also because I started picking apart the riding. Looking at this. And that. And those.
Completely forgetting that yes, the gaits are still short, because that’s what she is, but they are a lot freer. A little softer. And it shows!
She can use the inside hind a little better in canter.
This is on a 13-14 m. canter circle – she feels stronger and shows that she can sit a lot more now!
So. Tomorrow morning – slew of pictures of Valiosa schooling.
In the meantime – some more half-pad experimentation this week. Let you know what I decide on later!