October is a very busy month for Matt and me. First of all, it's the Keeneland Fall meet time of year. We've been having a grand time at the races...
We've also had weddings to photograph and well I'm trying to keep up with my progress with Ollie in between all of it.
I dragged Matt out this morning to video tape our ride so I could show all of you (as well as myself) that we're doing better.
We struggle a bit with our left lead and at one point in the video you'll see us on the wrong lead but come back on the correct lead. It was a lovely flying change that was completely missed on the video and which I was completely unaware of until I felt the correct lead underneath me.
I talk to Ollie often and pat him when we do well. The verbal commands help us. And if you're curious, I put music to this from one of my favorite artists - Sara Bareilles, "One Sweet Love."
The video is great for me to see where I'm making mistakes when I ask for canter. Like it would help Ollie to pick up the correct lead if I had his nose tipped in rather than out when I ask for canter. Oh well! I do want to get another lesson with Julie soon!
And if you want to see from where we came - here's our starting point video: