Thank you, to both of you! Yes, I forgot my disclaimer of accidentally wearing dark clothing on a video day. As for the helmet, yes I agree, I should be wearing one. I wear it in the outdoor arena and on the trails, I think I get too comfortable in the indoor arena...thanks for pointing that out. Yeah and the half barrel jump was a surprise!
I agree with what you've both said - and I'll work on all of it! I'll post some more videos next month to see how we're doing. I've mainly been doing trot work and try not to focus on cantering, until we've gotten better with balance at the trot. But, I like to video it to see where we are, so usually at the end of the session we'll do a couple canter circles. I'm also going to work on doing some work without stirrups, for my position and relaxation.
I think Luc is doing well so far, and it really helps me to have you all evaluate him - I'm trying not to push too much for his age, and level. I am partially concerned about him leaning on my hands and his forehand, which I think I need to do more suppling and concentrate on releasing so he doesn't lean, and shift my weight back.
Thanks again! Any more comments are welcome, too. Will post again later!
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