Friday, March 4, 2011

Executing on a program

Spent some time with Gem online today. I wanted to focus on cantering circle game as he's been trying to gallop off the circle and to the barn when cantering on the 45'. I want to develop our circle game so the rope has slack and even drags.

It was a great session and I was able to "be there" at the right time to support the game and keep him from splitting. I played with setting him up to try to leave the circle and then let him run into the end of the line. It was a great session for both of us - breaking a pattern and rethinking strategies.

The day before, with all the sweat, definitely made an impression and he didn't try nearly as hard to gallop off today.

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