Took her to The GG Centre which boasts a huge indoor arena, 5 outdoor arenas, an all weather gallops, a cross country course, grass gallops and 5 lots of showjumps...
We went into the indoor school as I thought there would be less for her to spook at. Please ignore my rather pants position on the flat, it was for encouragement, and security! Meg had by this time leapt sideways on a number of occasions after spotting spiders in the corners etc - Note though, how tight the draw reins are and how I'm literally forcing her chin to her chest....
So - Lindsay will correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is Meg's first proper little schooling session (and a rather different one to when I first tried her in an indoor school) Working on bending, flexing and stretching, developing a topline, which I think has already changed in the 6 weeks she's been with me, just hope I've done Lindsay proud - there's so much pressure having her other Mum on here too! The focus is rather soft in places - I thought giving Mum an automatic camera would be ok, it clearly wasn't!
Even managing a bend to the right
And not a bad halt
My favourite, you can almost feel the concentration from her
Then body armour came out and we had Meg's first introduction to ridden pole and jump work....
These photos are even more blurred than the others, but you can see the height and look she gives it if nothing else!
Take off, keep an eye on the jump at ALL times, even when going over it
Jumps have a tendency to jump up and grab your hind legs so keep them right up
I'm just putting a video up of her third time over that fence - will pop it in the video section now
I think Meg really enjoyed the time, and will take her there next rest days - this time with my dressage saddle (yuk yuk yuk) which will hopefully secure my position better and lengthen my lower leg (Noooooo, jockey legs rule) moving it back....
It's like looking at a different horse & so lovely to see her looking relaxed & enjoying her work! She's obviously not keen on returning to Wales & sparse dinners - you can see the concentration in her little face.