DLB Progress Thread ~ Dressage

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    DocsLglyBlonde Senior Member

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    We did a bitless bareback ride today for the heck of it. I did the same the other day in our field and she went into an easy canter so I just let her stretch out. I don't know if I've ever cantered her bareback before honestly, but what a glorious feeling. She was so incredibly relaxed, lifted in her back, rhythmic, and a dream to sit to I might add. We rode in the arena today and she was happy to plod around, spook at the neighbor's stupid baby horse (lol I don't miss riding a baby brained horse at the moment...), then do a beautiful canter to top it off. She may be running into some aging related crud, but what a different horse she still is from when we started this journey of learning together last year :loveflag: I'm hoping to get her out to the state park tomorrow and will be back with some photos if I do! IMG_20180623_175121_345.jpg
     
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    DocsLglyBlonde Senior Member

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    What a lovely ride this afternoon in the state park! She was too cute and such a good girl. She didn't want to get righty, but did after a couple tries and exuberantly held it through the big field :D
     

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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Sorry to hear she tested positive, but it was pretty much just confirmation. Looking good as usual pretty lady!!
     
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    I think her pill is already working! I rode her today in the ring, asking for some for some of the stuff we'd been working on in lessons for the first time in a while (we'd just been doing bitless trail rides tbh) and she felt amazing. She started out a little stiff, but she is still dealing with some edema from the chaste berry supplement I had her on (which she is no longer on). After a good warm up though, she blew me away with her LYs, SFs, lateral suppleness, and willingness to get each lead for a little canter work. Maybe it was a good rest break that gave her body some needed rest, but her attitude has also been so much better (much happier overall and definitely more willing to work) that I'm hoping the Prascend is what's making her feel better overall :) 20180707_183208.jpg
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Sounds like it, fantastic. :)
     
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