Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Cole was a bit goofy at the beginning of the ride, and then once he settled down, another person started to ride with us. Consequently, we didn’t do a whole lot of challenging work. Good news—the teen I rode with, a very nice young lady—told me she will video Cole for me and put it on a DVD. She loves the way he trots and I think she is purposely riding when I do so she could watch. I hope they follow through with it. I know he is doing better than the video my sister took last month because she said he is. I’m also able to ride it better. I really have to engage by upper thighs and concentrate on following the movement so I don’t get left behind. Just recently, I have been able to coordinate it with bearing down with my abdominal muscles—which made a huge difference with Cruiser, so I think that it is helping Cole, too. It just gives me more stability in the saddle.
I think next week, I will have enough time to take both of them on the trail—then I can leave the arena behind for a while…