Friday, October 17, 2008

Something new to work on

Yesterday my trainer came again. This time, instead of working on getting Panama to collect, we worked on getting him to stay focused and go where we asked him to go — something I had problems with on Wednesday.

Basically, Panama doesn't like to go in a straight line. He's gotten to the point where he anticipates going in a circle so much that he heads that way without waiting for our cue — and in fact, cuts some of the corners a little more than he should. So yesterday my trainer worked with him on going in a straight line and going the opposite direction of what he expected all the time — and had me do the same when I rode him.

She wants me to work on this over the weekend, which should give Panama and I plenty to do. The good thing about it is that it's less boring for me, too, if I don't just go in a circle all the time!

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