TLDR: I felt like I was making progress. Then I looked at the pictures and OMG I LOOK TERRIBLE.
I took weekly lessons until 2008, and lessoned occasionally until 2012. I’ve lessoned very, very rarely in the past four years. I also have a lack of media on the blog due to a lack of regular photographers around when riding ‘Fetti.
My leg really wants to swing forward, and I tend to sit too far back. I suspect that the Eurolight did not help this since that’s the position it put me in, however, the fault inherently lies with me for not correcting it. I am in a really awful chair seat in most of the photos. Yuck. This is what happens when I don’t get anyone taking photos of me for months on end 🙁
I should be leaning too far forward. Then I’m straight. Woo, failed body awareness!
Canter work genuinely has improved. I’m not just imagining that. This is a super big win; I’ve been battling that forever. Keep my hands low and steady rather than lifting them into the canter; horse moves up to me.
As we walked out to my car after the lesson, my boyfriend pointed out a cat following us. It just so happened to be practically the spitting image of my cat who had to be euthanized at the beginning of this month. So much heartache. Such a lovely cat.
More lesson thoughts to come in the next week or two, I hope, as I poke around on the pony and try to put some of it into practice.