Forgot to post this last week. Lol. This was a nice week because I had 4 lessons. The barn is so darned peaceful right now! Overall, Jack was really awesome this week. On Wednesday, Kim and I lessoned separately so we could take pictures of each other. (My husband has to buy me some sort of card reader because my "old" netbook doesn't accept the new sd cards that my new canon takes) That lesson went well. Lane had a line let up and a couple of jumps and then just poles for the rest of the course. I'm better at seeing distance for a pole than for a cavaletti, which is weird. On Wednesday we had a lesson with Kim and worked on roll backs. After the first try Jack understood the game and then we were almost over turning and ending up to the inside on the second jump. A fun course though, slightly terrifying.
Then, yesterday I was going to be in a group lesson but the sisters that I was riding with didn't come in so it was a private. The best thing about that lesson was she had me do a straight line halt after the diagonal jump because dives too the inside when we jump into the corners. After a couple of halts we went back to the course and he did so much better. Even better than that, today we did a course and he didn't dive in around that corner!
Today we had a very interesting course. We were suppose to trot in a 5 stride line and eventually do 7 strides then continue the course but we couldn't do the 7 so Lane let us do 6 and Kim and Cindy do 7 since their horses aren't green. (Cindy's horse, Liam is out with a suspensory injury so she was riding a sale horse today). Later in the course was an s-curve line. (the in of the line on the rail, diagonal and the out of the line on the opposite wall). 3 strides to 4. We got the striding right every time but I tended to collapse after the diagonal so Jack was just smart enough to fit in the extra stride for me.
I'm sitting up much better. Definitely trending in the right direction. My shoulders still slump but I'm getting my core up and sitting back more. I just can't wait until I can get this fixed. I feel like if I get this taken care of then I'm going to be ready to just start getting picky and fine-tuning things instead of trying to fix a major issue. I know that I will be fine-tuning for the rest of my life, but this is a huge issue. Jack has just been amazing the last couple of weeks and I think he has so much potential and I want to get good enough to maximize that potential.