Well today was a good easy ride, only 20 minutes.
I can tell I am really really hesitant to push him up into the big trot I had when we were at Beth's and I'm disappointed with myself,if I want to go anywhere with Oliver I need that trot every ride.
Our canter depart and 90% of the canter to the left was great! Soft, relaxed, with him, straight 85% of our circles, I was really working on my open hips/legs but supportive lower leg and sitting up and back, half halting him back tor rebalance and he felt really free through the shoulers and looser in the hips.
So to the right I need to do spirals, leg yeilds, lots of rebalancing and trantions before canter. I need to push his hip out, direct the shoulders straighter. Meaning I need to sit up, drive him with my hips and really sit up and back. Both our weak side is to the right for sure...
I'll be back out tomorrow, will try for pictures/video but so hard when your alone...ugh
Here is the link to the clinic with Beth Big Day for Little Oliver! Pictures and video coming!