*sigh* I have so much to work on. When I was riding last night, I was paying close attention to my seat (which is getting better), but I was catching myself riding with my hands too much I would catch myself moving my hands out wide if I was giving a rein aid (and I'm not doing it because I think I'm neck reining), my hands kept wanting to turn over and bear paw...I was embarrassed even though no one was around to watch.
Any suggestions on how to improve my hands? I was seriously ready to tie them behind my back and ride with leg and seat aids only. I would think about what I was doing, ride ok, and then start focusing on something else and my hands would misbehave. It's really important to me to develop good hands, because I know they're last in line in terms of aid sequences, and Spree is such a willing, sweet girl that I wouldn't want to sour her by pulling in her mouth.