Don't feel too sorry for me, though. I've been perfecting my pizza dough, keeping my house clean, and eating way too much delicious food for my own good. Plus? I've been experimenting with interesting ways to walk my dogs and try to keep Guinness in some sort of work.
Let's start with the end of my ride last Saturday. Here Guinness and I are working on trot lengthenings. They are really starting to come around, but Guinness and I are having communication problems and sometimes it takes awhile to get to the really good work. My sore hips blocking the movement isn't really helping. Despite this, I think we ended up with some solid work. I'd be happy to get that last lengthen in a test! Of special note to me is the consistency I have in the bridle. Our work on relaxation has clearly been paying off. Anyway, enough blabbering ... check out the video!