So lately we've been working on half steps and today we made the leap to doing a "moving piaffe." Whaaaa???
Trainer must be on drugs (she's not).
Vana and I struggle bussed through this exercise (he wanted to piaffe in place and I can't do things with my legs apparently for very long. It was a difficult but VERY fun lesson of basically "Simon Says" on horseback with Trainer calling the movements. Medium trot! Piaffe! Counter canter! Lead Change! Moving piaffe! and so on.
Really kept me on my toes and was a blast.
Vana started getting all collected, responsive, and fancy so we found his 1 tempi button (he was so proud to hammer out the 5 he could do) and then I found the passage button and omg, SO MUCH FUN. Vana has a wonderful passage and piaffe and I giggled like a school girl while Trainer kindly shook her head and let us get on with it and back to work.
Naturally at the end, Vana demanded ALL the cookies for doing ALL the tricks.