Sunday, May 9, 2010

Not Pierre Himself

I watched Lisa take a lesson on Rolinette on Friday, and Andre ride Rol on Saturday. I was proud that Andre hit every point I did in helping to develop Rolinette -- circles, forward, hills, relaxed canter. Add that he rides her more uphill and considers her curling behind the bridle to be her biggest fault, or the fault that must be corrected before other good stuff can truly come to the fore. Also he observed that fitness, and muscling in her back, were just long term things in a horse that old. Strong outside rein, should fore when she curls (because she can't shoulder fore and curl at the same time).

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