The morning started out quite wet so the first lesson with Shannon (on Fred) was in the covered arena. The covered ring is about a 20 X 40 so it doesn’t take many bodies trotting around to make it feel a little like a warm up ring at a show. Fred was tired from her lesson the day before but came into the ring and went to work. She has grown up soooo much this year! Her collected work is really starting to develop and it is very elegant and light…lovely. No photos of her lesson as it’s too dark in the covered to see much from the camera.
Lance’s lesson was later in the morning so we headed to the big jumper ring as it had stopped raining. The footing was wonderful, lots of spring and very stable. We got just enough rain to enhance the good bits and not enough to drown the footing out! Lance’s previous lesson was focused on passage and piaffe, yesterday’s was one tempis. Typical to Lance’s style of “go big or go home”, his one’s are huge. Lindsey is going to have to ride from corner to corner to be able to fit all 15 in on one diagonal for sure!
We worked William in the jumper ring as well and he was great. Today will be his lesson time with Shannon and Fred can have a well deserved lighter, stretchy ride. It only rained slightly last night so fingers crossed, we’ll be in the jumper ring again today.
Arroyo is getting a little twitchy about the LA show. Seems LA Equestian’s footing does not stand up to rain so we’re going day by day to determine whether we ship to Burbank on Wednesday or not. No sense hauling in and scratching classes, better to stay put and work at Arroyo.
No rain yet…gonna be a great day!