Cobmalian

The unspoiled world of senior cobs, David and Master Dibble

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Enjoying spring

The warm weather continued into Easter Saturday. Dad took me into the school late morning. He wanted to practice some of the things we covered in our lesson on Friday.

He concentrated on his position and breathing - sitting straight, heels down, shoulders relaxed and not slipping to the right. He tried to use his inside and outside leg more and not to steer with hands. We worked on a circle and large, adding ten metre circles and tried to steer around using only legs and to keep the hands in front, bit distance apart and not too high.

We added some leg-yield and shoulder-in with walk-halt transitions and rising trot once I had softened and relaxed my neck and jaw. We didn't canter today. Dad was quite pleased with the session and we came in after forty minutes to be groomed and put out to graze in the sunshine.

Dibby joined me after his hack and we stayed out until 4.30. Cobs enjoy the spring when the new grass is sweeter and before the flies start irritating.

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