Of course, since it's Mary, I expected them to jump. It's not that Mary doesn't like Dressage, but she lives and breathes hunter/jumper. So although we were certainly not going XC, I jumped at the chance to put my new full set of Majyk Equipe gen 2 XC Boots to the test. (And they're my only jump boots!)
Also, horse was on his matching game. You're welcome.
So far so good. Horse very bored. She was feeling the 'one flat tire' feeling that indicates he is nowhere near on the aids (aka what happens at the beginning of every lesson) so I schooled her in the shoulder in-canter across the diagonal-collected walk in new direction exercise that JLC taught my trainer, which got him close.
|Trot fence, so little impulsion, but horse was bored and quiet.|
She said she can tell a huge difference, especially after doing the SI-canter exercise on him, and can tell that the Dressage work we're doing is making a difference over fences. That's good to hear from her, since she's the only other person that rides him and only sees him once every few months.
Oh, and...I was very happy he was wearing the XC boots. The aftermath of walking over the raised fences:
|All the colors of the rainbow!|