There were two deal sealers...well more than that, after the shock of the first trot transition, I was smiling this huge goofy smile, that made it to my face and stayed there. Posting is hilarious, not up, down, up down, more like uuuuuuuuup and then dooooooooown. Sitting it is going to be fun!
No the two things....there had been a jump lesson before me in the arena, and not a lot of space to get on the outside track.Coach wanted me to ride all over the arena, so went past a line of jumps, got to close to the last wing, hooked it with my foot, and wing and poles crashed to the floor...didn’t miss a step.
Second was when I went to get off, found I could not throw right leg over the back of the saddle...had to get to the big block, slide to one side to get left leg on block, then get righty over his back in stages....and he stood like a lamb. Definitely need some excersises to strengthen that movement.
, you’ll understand this one, you can set him in a trot, and he will just trot, a little seat and half halt checks, and he will keep going. Ask him to come into frame, and he will stay there, yes you have to ride to keep it, but you don’t have to constantly “fix” it such a breath of fresh air.