Thanks, Velvet and Vegas!
I see my leg has come back and I did feel my knee pinching a bit, any suggestions for that? I think what I did was take the weight out of my stirrups, and that's why the irons slipped back. I've been doing lots of work on the flat in two-point to turn my knees out a bit more.
Cricket, the trainer that I worked with, said I try to close the angles too much, instead of letting the horse's motion close the angle. Any suggestions for this?
Today I took Excel to the fairgrounds and did some work over cross-rails; we have a 4-H show Saturday that I'm optomistic about after today's ride. He's very bold over the fences, didn't refuse or run out once, and got into a few tough spots where he saved himself by lengthening or shortening his stride before the jump so we made it. He's having some trouble with his right lead, but after some clockwise circles he started picking it up alright.
Wish us luck on Saturday! We're signed up for hunter classes for 18", 2', and 2'.
Last edited by equiniphile; 07-07-2011 at 11:34 PM.