|In the spirit of 2ptober:)|
|Fighting the balance between being supple and maintaining the forward energy|
|Using the halt as a forward transition, ask for a little give and then release|
|The tail, always with that tail|
Moving on to a little jumping, we try to reinforce what Scout already knows about jumping (very little), namely forward, straight, canter away. My job is to steer, keep my leg on and encourage him to go forward away from the jump all while not impeding his effort. And at this point in his sophomoric education I expect him to make some mistakes and to question what we're asking. He's a baby after all... SO while it's easy for me to get lured into thinking he's going to do everything correctly the first time, I need to remember to be a little more defensive in my position and really be supportive.
|Good boy Scout|
|Me: Figure it out Scout|
|Second time around|
And Scout, while not really sure what he should do with his legs, was very game!
|Warming up over the tiny coop|
|Baby's first log!|
|Good boy Scout!|
|Had a little Oh Shit moment here when he touched down on the log with his toe|
|The tail! Stop jumping up his neck Niamh!|
|I love this feeling after a good jump! #datbooty|