After realizing that our round bales were Johnson grass for cows, we had to exchange them for horse hay bales. In between, we picked up three loads of squares. Steve did all the heavy lifting and stacking in the barn.
Good weather for hay curing means hot weather for riding. The party lesson was just the Orban crazy girls. Splash was pretty sure it was to hot to work and Alaina and Ivy agreed. Ivy worked with Kizzy on canter transitions, leg yielding into both upward and downward transitions and make very good progress. Alaina and Sunny worked on flying lead changes and after their last (good) one, Alaina dropped one of the reins – so I sang a little Frozen to her:
Let it go, let it go, I don’t need no reins no mo’…. 😉
Splash and I worked very hard on our canter transitions too. Upwards are very slow to develop, even with whip and spurs; downwards are RESISTANT. So, in addition to roll backs to help with upwards trans, I tried to use leg/seat/hand to lighten the downwards. They got a little better, but still need more work.
After all the hay hauling, I slacked off on Sunday after the hay trips. I thought an evening ride would be good, but… it was hot. I got wimpy.