Today held another two hour lesson at Hell's Arena. That is my new pet name for the trainer's barn. I got to ride outdoors today, thank you God for one more beautiful day of 70's! Not sure if it is actually a fact but Harley and I seemed much more relaxed outside. I know I was happy to be there. I had my lesson with Brent the fellow who is doing the majority of riding of Harley. He was patient with me and repeated and explained things as many times as it took to get through my thick skull. My hands were much better, now it seems I need super stick um for my butt! We worked on stops, over and over and over. Did I say over? I dislike the stop, no particular reason just not really comfortable with it which is why Brent picked at me to keep doing it. I would like to say it got better but it is going to require lots more practice. Once I thought I might actually launch off Harley today! ugh this is hard stuff to learn. Now I know why finished reiners are so expensive! Here are some shots of Brent riding Harley today, he was not being particularly good today in these shots.
This is the beginning of the spin
spin continued, note his hind end.
This is the run down
Here is the stop, my camera has to long of a delay to capture the best part.
Tomorrow is D day for the throat scope. Not looking forward to it but will be relieved to finally have an answer. As a treat for that torture I am going to a cooking class at the local race track. They do one each month with the head chef and it is fun to watch then eat his creations. Tomorrow's theme is Derby day so I am digging out my best hat for the contest and will try for shots to share with you. Just hoping I can taste something and my throat won't be to sore, maybe the mint julep!