I realize that this is not a new experience, but it really gets me down at times and I sometimes have difficulty in starting fresh.
I have been making nice progress in my lessons and I always grade myself upon leaving (old habit), but lately I feel so out of control at times. I know what I'm supposed to do, but I'm simply not doing it in time. Like shifting from a post to a two point when going over sets of poles. Normally it is a smooth transition, but even that exercise is causing me to feel awkward. My instructor is great and she tells me that I'm over thinking and preparing mentally too much rather than replacing and just going within. Today she put me on the lunge and had me ride with my eyes closed and that really helped me to focus. I also need to lengthen my left leg and keep it extended down into the stirrup. I presently favor my right and it creates an oaf balance posture. I'm not entirely sure how to correct that, but I'm trying. Stretching, stretching , stretching.
Please don't consider this a rant. It just that I seem to make one step forward and two steps back lately in my lessons. The more I try not to over think, I think about over thinking. :)
Is this normal ?