I've been having really good rides lately on Cisco.
Like really, really good rides. Cisco has been a VGB - Very Good Boy.
|His VGB status was at risk when he did his llama stare into the scary end of the arena while I got ready to hop on.|
Between his magical soundproof ear bonnet and the Equibands, my horse is finally going the way I've been wanting him to go for the last couple of years.
He's finally going straight!
It turns out there are positive benefits to straightness. They include:
- being able to easily bend around circles and turns in the correct direction because his shoulders are already underneath him and not needing to be corrected from whatever side they've flung out to.
- being able to move laterally off my leg in either direction, on a straight line or on a turn, because his shoulders are already underneath him and not needing to be corrected from whatever side they've flung out to.
- being able to move forward within the gait without the need to fling shoulders out to one side or another.
- being able to do a frickin' walk/trot transition without flinging his shoulders to the right every.single.time.
|The VGB got lots of treats after his ride tonight.|