Today Molly and I tacked up outside for our lesson. I finished tacking up first so I began to do my pre ride checks outside as the indoor was still taken. Kai was calm, connected and responsive so I mounted him almost right away when we went to the indoor. Today we did lots of transitions and practiced trotting with relaxation. Before I knew it the lesson was nearly over. Molly and I started our game with each of us holding the end of the lead rope and riding side by side. When Molly was on the outside she had to go faster and I had to go slower. And then we switched and I had to ride faster! Kai and I were somehow falling behind, so when I asked him to speed up he cantered! He was offering a nice and happy balanced canter all on his own! When the game was over and Molly dropped her end of the rope I kept on dragging it. Over all it was a great lesson and I am getting more confident in asking Kai to find his rhythm and give vertically.
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Kai turned 5 on February 27, 2016! His name means "Keeper of the keys."