I started taking formal dressage lessons in April. I'm fortunate to have found an excellent instructor (FEI gold medalist) who lets me take lessons on a couple of her horses. I would like to say that I love it but it is such a struggle. "Keep your left hand closed, don't absorb the shock in your stomach, open those hip flexors, shoulders back, and most of all keep that left hand closed"....why does it seem like I will never get any better at this?
Why can I only do 2 of the 10 things she asks me to do? What can I do to remember everything all at once? If I could do 5 out of 10 I would be happy at this point.
Does anyone else struggle with getting all of these things right? I'm about to tape my left hand with duct tape!
Any ideas for how to remember to do multiple things at once?
Thanks in advance.