No pictures on this gorgeous day unfortunately. Then again it wasn't a glamorous lesson. It was hot, every undergarment was soaked. I went back to my old instructor and she is big on form. My last lessons never focused on my form (not that it was bad to begin with). Trainer had a few nitpicks with how I held myself, but all could be corrected. We did sitting trot, which I haven't done in about five months so that was good. We did canter-stop-collect-canter again several times. Doing this helped me learn to sit back to slow a horse rather than pull myself forward. I need more of that exercise. Heels down was a problem, though the stirrups were less of a problem. I'm mixed feelings about this instructor. She coached me for two years and I improve. Had a different instructor that paid not much attention to the body- so I'm coming out of a year 'slump' in that regard. It's going to be tough. I just don't wan't to be too caught up in the tiny details to the point where it may ruin a nice ride. On the flip side, I do want to look good on a horse so..I'll bear some more lessons of, 'arch your back', 'tuck your chin', 'heels down-more down'.
cantering on, into the familiar and unknown