January 13, 2008

Neo pics

Also took Neo down to the arena, ended up just doing a short ride on him to do some combinations. We've still got a bit of work to do there and will be heading back to do some sessions with placement poles. He's been so obliging though - happy to pop over anything I put in front of him and give it his best shot.
Neo warmup fence, and big barrels:

I still need to work on getting him to stretch and bascule over the fences more, but he's certainly not leaping forwards and making a 'triangle' towards the sky over them like he first did. He's starting to be more aware of himself and using himself a bit more (and also jumping very confidently out of a canter stride now, which has been a really big thing for us!).