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Wizard Ride 266: Quantum Leap

August 15, 2011

Wizard likes to take his little cross rails seriously. And a stride early.

Thursday, 8/11/11

It was another sunny, dry day, unseasonably pleasant for August. Wizard and I started our ride in the dressage court. The footing was a little slick from the recent rain, though, and after warming up, we rode in the big outdoor arena.

I felt less tightness in his back, but he is still reacting when groom him, and I’m putting in a call to the chiropractor for an adjustment. He has not had one in over a year.

A noticeable improvement was how free he was in his shoulder. I could feel him reaching up and out more in his stride at the trot. A boarder at the barn also remarked that his stride looked big.

Wizard and me

Wizard and me

We spent a good amount of time at the trot, using serpentines and transitions work on balance and straightness. We then trotted in to some cross rails and cantered out. Wizard has not jumped in a while and was LEAPING over even the smallest jumps.

He took off long…

Wizard likes to take his little cross rails seriously. And a stride early.

He took off short…

The Fabulous Flying Wizard rides again

I should have out out more ground poles to slowly work him into the jumping, because he was practically jumping me out of the tack. He was so enthusiastic and so forward. We need to make those cross rails not so exciting :^)

4 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2011 12:59 pm

    I found an old post of yours when I googled venice turpentine. So I looked to see if your blog was still active. Nice to find another good horse blog.

  2. August 15, 2011 3:58 pm

    Looks like Wizard is happy that …

    “Summer is has begun….” 😀

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