Went tracking with Toe on Saturday. J put in 3 tracks for him that were a bit shorter to get him going - he has a hard time starting but once he's going, he GOES! He nails his right turns and struggles a bit with left turns. I suppose just like us they have one side that is better than the other. I'm learning to read his body language and as in all things animal, J tells me the biggest obstacle to Toe's success will be his handler - me! grin.
Met with our tax guy Saturday afternoon which always makes me nervous even tho' all was fine and we don't owe. "shew!"
Training with Sera Sunday morning went well- she is really "ON" right now. Soft, round, really through ... we ended our lesson with canter half pass down the center line to the wall, a couple strides in counter canter and a flying change.
She still kicks out when I ask for the change but it's becoming less.
All things sort of begin ugly and with practice, muscle building and mental understanding they become pretty. Probably that way for most things we learn... no one does much of anything perfectly the first time.
We laughed together because Rex said when she tells me to do the flying changes now, my eyes don't get huge anymore. I'm sure we - her students - are quite entertaining.
I don't argue and I always do my best to do what she tells me to do tho' I've never had much of a poker face and much of what we work on now is new to me and new to Sera. I always wonder if we CAN do it so I bet the looks that pass across my face are pretty hilarious.