December 1, 2021
December 16, 2021


Apologies for the quality of the footage in this film. It was shot using a static camera.
Paddy has been busy with Kirstin's son, and she hasn't had many opportunities to ride him but has been working on 'keeping the gym ball' underneath her, and on keeping her right leg engaged - it has a habit of coming away from the saddle.

Comments in dressage tests have been about suppleness, which Ali says comes from Paddy's lack of straightness. He would like to carry his head over his near fore leg, and bulge his belly right.

The session covers some leg yield to help improve the straightness, which is stilted to begin with, then canter, which proves hard for Paddy, he's reluctant to use his quarters and breaks in to trot as it gets hard.



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