Originally Posted by MIEventer
3) While feet are in the irons. While at a halt. I sit as balanced as I can, without any pinching or gripping. I then reach forward to touch Nelson's ears/poll area...and make a concious effort of not allowing my legs or feet to move.
I then reach behind me, to touch Nelson's tail/butt and make a concious effort of not allowing my legs to move.
I have to think of others.....I'm drawing a blank right now......
I actually do this as a normal part of warming up. Though growing up, my trainer had us do it at the walk and trot.
I'd love to see that pad thing for me. Often if I have a visual, I can work on fixing things myself.
I <3 Sally Swift. I had the privilege of working with an upper level student of hers for a year. Her methods make sense and work for me.
Ok so I need it the weather to get out of the negatives so I can have a non teeth chattering ride and get something done.