January South Bay Lesson Report
- Yesterday we had our monthly Mists english-style lesson at Garrod
Farms in Saratoga. As it fell out, Marguerite and I wound up having a
semi-private lesson with Vicki, our usual instructor. Despite a late
start, we had a good lesson focusing on cantering (yeah!).
An important thing to mention is that Vickie has been giving our
games a great deal of thought. Her prime focus is to help us develop
the skills to stay safely in the saddle as we ride through the games.
So from now on these classes should (will?) have more of a games
focus. In February we will bring and set up the poles in the arena
itself, and practice riding the slolom (sp?) pattern. We also talked
about riding cross rein, so that we could still have the mouth
contact of english but still be able to ride one handed.
When February's lesson will be is TBD--I'll post it as soon as I can.