This morning the ground was frozen again, so we got to work in the big arena. Remington seems to enjoy working in a large area. He is much stronger outside though, and it takes more to control him. I am hoping that the ground will be good all week so I can continue our work outside because we can lope in the outdoor arena.
I had Aubrey make up a riding and showmanship pattern for us to work through. Rem didn't know what to think about all that space so before we worked on the pattern we worked on some cantering. He was all over the place! He did get a little better, but at the end of our riding pattern the circle he did was way bigger than what I had in mind. Obviously we don't do straight lines (under saddle or on the ground!) Remington prefers crooked lines :-) The patterns were okay for a greenie, but we have so much to work on and only 2 weeks left!! This has to have been the fastest 100 days of my life! You can see the video and a few photos below.
Also, for those of you attending the Midwest Horse Fair, the Mustang Challenge horses (and the Mustang Pride horses) will be in Barn 1! So, that's probably where I will be spending a lot of time. Also wanted to say that I will be getting video of my patterns each day and will post them each night, so those of you who can't make it to the Horse Fair will be able to follow along on the computer! ( You might have to stay up late though!)