this past Sunday was rough -- did a 19 hour shift at work and slept from 4am to 10am - went out to breakfast with the wife and kids -- got back in time to chase down the horses, tie up 2 of them and saddle the third
It was entertaining trying to catch them, they were all out in the woods and had a lot of energy. When I got the first one caught and walking back to the stable, the others were running around, kicking, bucking, and farting (which I think is hilarious) so it was beneficial for me with Whiskey and making her realize that I am the person she should be paying attention to.
Dixie was being a butt and did her usual of trying to drift sideways instead of turning, so my trainer got on her for about 15-20 minutes for a tune-up (one of my most favorite things -- I full believe that 15-20 minutes with a good rider is better than 3 hours with a poor rider)
So I got back on her and we trotted back and forth a bit -- I am finding my seat better and getting better about sitting with my knee's facing forward instead of outwards and still keeping my legs on her.
My trainer said I need to work on that, because Dixie has gotten used to being able to sway her body in any direction she wants because I am not controlling her the way I should.