For one reason or another our schooling has been a bit lax of late. I have always had a reasonable excuse for not schooling (the builders are here/it’s too windy for Galahad to concentrate on me/the field is too wet…) but I have definitely been feeling a little guilty about it.
Yesterday was pretty windy, the builders were still around (although they had stopped for lunch) and it was raining but I decided enough was enough and Galahad and I marched purposefully into the field. I was actually pretty impressed with him. He could have had a bit of a better bend and we had a couple of moments when he tried to nap towards home but in general he did what I asked. His turns on the forehand even felt amazing, possibly better than ever. Of course, they may have looked terrible!
We did have one major spook (my entire weight went into one stirrup and it actually felt like we stretched the leather a bit), apparently at nothing.
I realise there are several potentially scary things in my neighbour’s field but as they have probably been there as long as the pony they seem like a poor excuse.
Overall though, Galahad tried pretty hard and I was pleased with him.