Same today! Jogged to the stables! Hand walked the horses!
And then started to get ready for the lesson with Natale! We was going to jump today so he said yesterday that I could take my normal jumping bridle! But today he said he wanted to put the bridle on!! Grrr I hate when people touch my tack!!!! I don’t like it because I put it on in a way I think is good for the horse! I don’t want anyone to tighten my horses noseband to much or to touch it at all!!!! GRRRRRR! And today I had to take another bit on Duc also, change the position on the noseband and tighten it more than normal! My face when I heard that!
But I trust Natale and I want to learn so I did what he said. And it was not bad, Duc was more strong than usual and wanted to put his head down a little to much for my taste. The stronger you are with Duc the stronger he is in return. But being open to learn! YES! So the lesson went fine. We did some different exercises and jumped some jumps from angle and very short turns! I got a lot of pointers how to use my body and my helpers and all went fine!
Then over to Teddy! Picture taken when by my new friend Claudia who works for another rider at the stables when I’m walking Teddy off after training
The training in itself didn’t go bad, because Teddy understood all the things he had to do, and jumping from angles and stuff that he was not use to! But Natale wanted me to stop with one thing that I don’t even think about that I do. Or trainers in the past have called this one of my qualities, and it’s more my subconscious who does it. It goes automatic when i senesce it feel that it need to be done. But Natale hate “this quality” about me, and got very very angry with me and yelled at me a lot. I am sad that I could not do it better. But I’m happy that Teddy is so good! And I’m proud of him! Training is for learning and it should be room for making mistakes. I just have to be harder with myself, but even if I’m going to change trainer and do another system I still want to keep my horsemanship
Natale has left but Stefano was really kind and took me with him to eat lunch! So nice of them to always include me!
When we got back to the stables I hand walked Duc and Teddy in the beautiful facilities! And I also let them eat grass in the very nice outdoor grass ring
My hotel room
In the evening Claudia who works in another stables at the place took me with her to a shopping center! we did some shopping! And had dinner and dessert! So happy that the people here had been so kind with me
I bought a pair of Nike shoes, a top, some boots and a dress! She bought two pair of shoes, a dress and a top