A Progress Update, and Impressions Of the Equiband System
|This screen grab makes me SO GIDDY!|
Since we last left our intrepid hero, he's been buckling down on the workouts and making some serious progress in the strength and fitness department. I've been able to ask more and more of him as we work back towards collection, and Dino has ben stepping up to the work like the absolute champion he is.
We've been able to touch a little bit on trot lengthening, counter-canter, and going from working to slightly more collected gaits and back. I'm taking the opportunity to continue to sharpen up Dino's response to lateral cues, and the other night he gave me a few steps of SUPER NICE haunches-in right, which has always been incredibly difficult for him, so I'm thrilled with that!
|Canter is still a work in progress, but we're getting there! I love how his head and neck are 'draped' out from his wither here.|
|Trot lengthening is getting up to snuff!|
While chatting with dear Megan recently, I mentioned to her that I was thinking of rigging up a copycat version of the Equicore Concepts Equiband System. She and several other friends had used the system with great success, and I thought something like it might really help Dino in this phase of regaining his strength and muscling. The $200 price tag, however, was not something I could swing, so I was investigating how to rig up some cheap resistance bands to do the same thing. Megan, in an act of generosity, offered to loan me her Equibands for a few months, and sent them off to me. She wasn't using them on Spicy at the moment, and by the time they would have done what I needed them to do for Dino, he'd be back in work and I could send them back to her. A perfect arrangement!
|Sir is skeptical of this new workout equipment.|