Day 2 of the Brandi Lyons No Limits clinic came overcast and cold, with temperatures at freezing! A great motivator to get moving! Warming up with bridlework and mounting up! The day before Whiskey gave me a great hip over at the mounting block, such a great focusing exercise and one to build precision with!
After warm up, Brandi requested a ride on Whiskey! He was quite excited and gave it his high stepping best! He wanted to shy at the noise of the speakers set up by the auditing benches. Brandi worked him at the “long and low” as a warm-up exercise at the trot. We revisited this on the last day.
The rest of the afternoon was focused in the saddle, starting again at the far arena wall and working towards the speakers and audit benches. We used two cones and did figure eights with the shoulder over, increasing our precision with the feet. Brandi calls this the barrel pattern.