Sunday was a beautiful day out at the farm, so although I still haven't dragged any jumps outside, I decided we'd work outside again. Alex was awesome, his baby flat-work is much improved from where we were when the abscess and winter arrived. I actually thought about that a lot as I was riding around, since it was windy and there were a few distractions lurking. Last fall I didn't know Alex and didn't really have a handle on his quirks. Now a little wind, other horses and mostly his bouncing around don't really bother me. We've come a long way already!
Tuesday we had another good ride outside and my mom came to watch/give pointers. I've been told I need to do more circles, spiraling in and out especially at the canter, doing more leg-yields and shoulder-in at the walk working toward it at the trot. So now I have a to do list.
Tomorrow we'll be back to work, and since I finally dragged some jumps out yesterday, we can start working grids outside. So exciting!