Finally, it’s Friday. We’ve been crawling through this week, tired to the bone, making these horrible commutes through the snow and ice, waiting for it to be Friday.
I had a reasonable lesson last night, considering that Kip hasn’t been worked much due to the weather, and has been shut up in his stall. At the end of it, as an experiment, Sally had Jane canter him to see how he went. She thinks that my problem is that I’m not physically strong enough to collect him up enough so that he can balance enough to canter. I’m not sure, myself. I think he just tries to bully me. Jane did get him to canter a couple of times, although if she shifted position at all he would break back into trot. He’s so unbalanced; Sally was saying “Go, go, go! Trust that he’s not going to fall or run into the wall – I know it feels as though he will, but he hasn’t done it yet!” Hahaha…I just don’t have the guts to do that. He bucked a few times, but I think that was the canter “whee!” factor more than resistance.
Work has been tough…too many code changes in too short a period of time, no time to test. Not fun.
Anyway, I’ll do more of an update this weekend.