This past weekend I watched Joanne Salisbury ride her two National Champion and Reserve National Champion horses over trail obstacles during a lesson. "Ex" and "Wes" were happily going over the short but tight schooling course I had set up. Joanne and her horses just flowed over and around the obstacles, negotiating everything with ease. The poles on the ground just seeming to disappear as they went over them.
Confidence and trust make for a winning combination but it doesn't happen in 30 days. It takes time and practice to learn the needed skills and then hone them like a well tuned instrument. Talk to you next week. JD