Thursday, April 15, 2010
Boring 8-minute Riding Video... with music!
"Here I am, a rabbit-hearted girl, frozen in the headlights.... I must be brave, I must become the lion-hearted girl, ready for a fight...." 'Rabbit Heart (Raise it Up) by Florence + the Machine
Yeah, it's a boring 8-minute riding video. With music!
Greta is a bit iffy about the outdoor arena, so we worked in there yesterday. We had actually been walking around in there for almost thirty minutes to get her to be okay with all of the arena (see below). Then we did about twenty minutes of trotting around at that end, and then the first half of the rest of the workout is on this video. My camera didn't catch the rest :(
As for the other end, which to her is VERY scary, it was just a continuous walk to it, she's back away, we'd circle around and go a bit further, and then we'd keep doing this until we got further and further and finally right up the fence. Once she was comfortable with the fence, we walked back and forth along it, and then trotted some circles by it. After the workout in the video, we did a walk, trot, and canter once around the entire arena both ways. She was still a bit iffy about that end of the arena, but she did not try and push past my hip and leg pushing her into the corners and along the rail, and she kept the looking outside to a minimum. Patience is a virtue!
But do enjoy anyway!!