Quick little question before I go out and ride. [probably in a rope halter this time, she has a rub mark on her lip from the bit; it does fit, doesn't pinch, is high quality, and as you can see from the video I'm really careful with her mouth, she just has extremely thin skin]
On her 5th ride I really concentrated on my hands/shoulders/sitting up straight/keeping my heels down, and I found it was utterly impossible to sit up straight with my shoulders back in my vest... I know said vest doesn't QUITE fit so was wondering if perhaps I would actually be better off without it now that we've gotten the first couple of rides out of the way?
That vest is quite restrictive, and I have come off in it from something that ordinarily I would have stayed on quite easily [don't worry, didn't land on the vest], but she IS still a breaker. Was thinking I might put it back on for her first three or four canters but other than that I don't really feel like I need it.