I rode Miss Ana in the outdoor this morning. The barn still has all the decorations and obstacles up from last week's schooling show; Ana was a little looky but otherwise ok; she was mostly suspicious of the two unicorn statues so we had to do a lot of circles to get around them; I gotta say, these H/J folk sure are creative; I need to see if I can find a picture of the jumping course.
My plan this morning was to focus on cantering; we cantered one large circle before my back started to spasm again, so we had to continue with just walk and trot work.
We did get some good transitions, but she was also putting up some resistance again, so I'm careful to give her breaks at reasonable intervals and not just every time she demands one.
I worked hard on keeping the "inside leg to outside hand" concept going; I still have to monitor my outside elbow as it likes to drift away if I'm not watching it. It's amazing how seemingly little things make such a significant difference.
I have two more days before I head out on vacation so I'll be doing some more straightness training and perhaps one more ride in the indoor.