Map of a Driving Lesson

amywink February 26th, 2011

I put my GPS in my pocket for my lesson yesterday afternoon and this is what I found when I got home:


You can’t seem my nice neat circles, or straight lines, or diagonals….so take my word for it, we were perfect. haha!

Well, maybe not perfect, but I did do better than I had been doing. Now I must work on smoothing out my hand in the turns, making my changed more fluidly. Today, I will work with Will some more and I will try again with the GPS.

Last week, I did manage to set up some circles in the dressage arena and remember to hit the “lap” button when I wanted to see what I had done.

And I did get some good shots of what we need to work on.

Here we have a pretty good diagonal pattern

And a mediocre 20m circle–maybe something’s out of whack on the actual markers….


Yes, I think definitely I need to check those distances on that circle…..or is it an egg?


But I did get nice straight lines. . . an another egg


But good diagonals even by Lap 8


At least the I could tell what was what after the entire outing:


We’ll see if I can do better this afternoon.

3 Responses to “Map of a Driving Lesson”

  1. Stevenon 27 Feb 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Wow — that looks awfully complicated. I’m impressed that one can ask a horse to travel in any direction and wind up with anything resembling an actual shape — so this is pretty amazing to me!

  2. ellenon 28 Feb 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Very cool! Were you driving Will Scarlett or a lesson horse extraordinnaire?

    I’m impressed with the map. I kept wondering, How did she do that?! Too cool!

    Can’t wait to see more pictures and updates of you and your pair-to-be.

  3. Jaye Winkleron 10 Aug 2011 at 10:04 am

    I am also impressed at your ingenuity in mapping your driving test. What kind of a GPS do you have? Something from an airplane? And also is it a device that synchs with your computer? And does it then print out separate parts of the test, as in the figure eight, when you hit lap? I am lacking any such function in my puny ole Garmin and feeling deprived.
    Gosh, you are a technical wonder worker.

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