Wow! Sounds fantastic Heather
and like Christina says, such a positive way to start the year! Your boys are so lucky to have such a fantastic trainer, owner and friend as you and sounds like its all paying off
Please can we have some more pics/videos soon though!
Its great to hear everyone elses experiences too! Going to the demo/clininc in aberdeen october last year and seeing how things could and (imo.) should be done really was a turning point for me! We've still got a hell of alot to learn and I in particular have a hell of a lot to work on but being guided along by some fantastic instruction and schooling very much so in a slower and more collected manner than before I am really seeing a change. We were watching a video a couple of weeks ago from when we first got Erin and it was really an eye-opener to see how far we have actually come though it has taken a few false-starts and a lot of stress along the way! I'm just so pleased things have turned out the way they have!
Another thing that has also changed is the amount of time I now spend schooling in walk- i never could have imagined before how much could be done, let alone that a whole lesson could consist of just walk and yet be so useful! Over the past few days even, with all the snow thats about, i've only been able to school on the arena in walk but I think it really has helped! With lots of lateral movements, shortening and lengthening and bits of CW and rein back, I have really felt such a difference and now can't wait to get back to trotting again to see what we can do. I sneaked in a couple of strides today and got the most collected and uphill transition I think I have ever had and I can't wait for more
I'm just so glad I found this place- god knows what i'd be doing now otherwise! So thanks Heather!