I am up in NorCal visiting family for a bit and hauled two horses up with me. Got into contact with a lady that I have known pretty much my whole life that shows/trains Dressage and asked for a semi-private lesson.
Now I hurt like I have never hurt before...LOL!
I did my lesson on my little bay horse in my ranch saddle but she worked me over good, no stirrups and thrashed me on my alignment and use of leg and position. It was really refreshing to have some help me with my body position, use of core and explain the relevance to the horses movement.
By the end my horse was using his hind end better, our transitions(upward and downward) were almost seamless and halting square. Nothing huge, but it is always fun and exciting to learn new things, use the information and feel it work!
Just thought I would share and give kudos to those Dressage, English and Western riders who bust their butt(literally!) on proper equitation!