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David Stuart is back at Broadholme House Farm
|Secret taking a moment - or was that Helly taking a moment !|
cilla in arena....... did one rein riding, then progressed to change of direction with mainly one rein and flag - nice responses, even with cack handed rider. having vague flashbacks of reins being removed and being made to ride. cilla is progressing from favouring the gate to the arena, she has also been taught her the far corner is a nice place to stop, this seems to have broadened her horizons somehow.
secret - we were chased us round in circles on the line, towards the end both of us were getting the hang of changing directions and putting feet and hooves in near enough the right places. jelly legs cant keep this up for very long but some form of progress was made.
Secret - poor fella! Think he thought he was heading off for a weeks rest in a grassy paddock after yesterdays' ride . . . . He started lethargic and heavy until we added a bit of sass to him. The sass worked, he really needs to keep himself occupied and his brain in gear, I find he drifts off the never,never land if left to his own devices. So, ground work done we saddled him up and headed off around the arena. I think his working speed is slightly faster than some people have realised, but with all the slow steady work he's got a bit used to being able to bumble around. The upshot of that is that we stick and balled him after a quick break and found the break at the poll that was missing in yesterdays photo's. He followed the hit ball really nicely and we got a few nice canter lead changes (at one point he decided it was easier to stay on the same leg but the arena walls helped him work that one out and he worked it out well - next time H comes I reckon he should be skipping well)
|Tacking Up Bluey|
|Cilla tacking up before training|
|Checking out the Wolfies|