Sunday, October 16, 2011

Uncharacteristic Brevity

Today, Jaz & I took about a half dozen steps at the canter.

Thanks to Heather for tilling the round pen, which always gives me a bit more confidence and sense of security when trying anything. I know now that my problem has been timing. I was thinking that canter had to be faster, and so I was getting into a really fast trot and asking for the transition, and Jaz wouldn't. Today, I asked for the canter from a slower, more fluid trot. I still have to convince him I'm serious, because we've just trotted for so long. I don't blame him for not believing me. Everything else must have also been right, because after I did it once, I was unable to duplicate it.

I'm whupped and super happy.

16 comments:

Kate said...

Congrats! That must have felt really good.

Jeni said...

Yeah!!! Good Job! I know how hard that was for you. Now it will keep getting easier each time.

Leah Fry said...

It was freakin' AWESOME!!!

Rae said...

Way to go! You did great today! :)

Breathe said...

YES!

You go, girl!

fernvalley01 said...

Congratulations, bet it felt amazing!

cdncowgirl said...

Saw it on your FB before I read it here... still happy for you :)

AareneX said...

Give the woman her superhero cape, she's earned it!

Crystal said...

Yaa! Thats exciting!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Whoohoo!

You go girl, you cantering cowgirl, you!

~Lisa

Laura said...

Woohoo! Soon you guys will be cantering all over the place... :-D

aurora said...

Great ~ congrats Leah!

BrownEyed Cowgirl said...

Yayyy for you!

Keep after it, it will come!

Pinzgauer said...

If we don't get rained out on Saturday, I'm deep tilling the arena again.....

This time I want to SEE it happen!!!! No fair cantering when my back was turned =)

Dreaming said...

Congrats!
I understand the exhaustion of that!

Leah Fry said...

Thank you all for not saying, "It's about damn time."

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