|The amazing helicopter tail in action.|
However the very next stride I've lost her again. More rein, more tap, more swishing. I know that I need to make the work we're doing and the inside of the arena more interesting than what's going on outside, but it seems like when I'm not in a lesson I lose MY focus.
|What's over there? It's amazing how rein contact just goes out the window when she does this with her head.|
|Seconds before a spook, the giraffe neck begins.|
So here we are on a 20 meter circle and not even a good 20m circle at that since she is very spooky in one corner and I can't seem to maintain her attention for longer than two strides. Which really means I can't hold my own attention for more than two strides. So what do I focus on? I have a lesson tomorrow and plan on asking my trainer this also. If I'm focusing ONLY on getting her attention on me, then once I have it I have nothing to focus on so I think I may need a more detailed game plan for my practice sessions. How do you set up your practice sessions? Do you have a plan or a goal? I'm also trying to set myself up for success and not make my goals too big, which I am totally guilty of. I'm trying to remind myself this is only week 2 of working with a whole new way of doing things....