The best laid plans

Dressage Mom Archive on April 25, 2008, 1:12

I had a great ride on Tuesday with the ring freshly watered and dragged. I had noticed the last few rides that Kaswyn was either lazy or weak with the left hind, or he had something else going on. It was obvious to the left that he just wasn't reaching with the left hind, but I didn't want to push it. The footing was pretty decent on Tuesday so I decided to get after him and see how much he was capable of using himself.

He was certainly stiff to the left, as always, so we spent some time suppling and bending on a 20 meter trot circle. I would flex him to the inside and then release,