Hello again Dear Humans . Trainer Lynsey has been riding me this week and she had me do some Peeaff. Ah….Ma Leueen says it is spelled piaffe and it is not a word that I am allowed to use my own spelling. Lynsey didn’t have me do this piaffe thing because I am going to compete in some advanced test but because apparently it improves my trot. Why does it do that you ask? I can tell you that when I have to do that piaffe thing I have to lower my bum and get my hind legs moving pretty quickly. Here is a video of me trotting after I’ve done the piaffe.
Ma Leueen says you have to see how expressive my trot is after Lynsey gives me a half halt when we are back onto the long side of the arena. Well , of course. I know what Lynsey wants when she gives me a half halt. I bring my shoulders up and fling my front legs out in front of me. I think It’s too bad Ma Leueen didn’t get more of that on the video but anyway…
Just in case you think I spend all my time Piaffing the next day Lynsey took me out with my friend Murphy to the forest. Here we are going up the driveway to the forest trails.
Ma Leueen also wants you to know that the Featured photo was taken years ago, by Connie Gee, but it’s the only one she could find in her archives that has me trotting. I have looked at the photo and I think it’s ok but now my trot is much better. Don’t you agree? Till next time Dear Humans.
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