So last night, I had an AMAZING lesson with my trainer! We worked on isolating my upperbody from my seat and legs, and getting Geof to respond to just my calf and not my spur. She had my hold my hands together in my up and down transitions, and it helped me hold my upper body up and that in turn brought Geof up and helped him carry himself. We then worked on doing squares with my hands up like that, so I had to lift him up and push him through the turns with just my seat and legs. It went so well and I was so happy with the results!! Just thought I'd share my great luck!