I had a lesson this past week and was so happy when it turned out well. I had not jumped in 4 1/2 weeks and my horse had a minor cut. Also, my trainer was away so his friend came and taught (although I LOVE lessons with him because he is very thorough and offers another perspective)! I was pretty worried that I would have no eye and that my position wouldn't be good. However we did some roll backs and inside turns and I found awesome distances. I felt like my position was solid and that my horse was listening! Overall it was an awesome lesson that reminded me why I love this sport so much!
SOOO... even though I had an awesome lesson, I still am struggling with my bad habit of TOO LONG REINS!!! My instructor is on me constantly about it and I KNOW I need to shorten them but its like I have a mental block... I think it is possibly because I can get away with riding with them long, meaning that it is easier for me to work with my horse and ask for him to come round??? That's my only theory! ANY help that you can offer, or possible reasons why im having so much trouble would be awesome! And feel free to rant about your bad habits too - might make me feel better!