Really the benefit of posting about my lessons is more for me then any readers I suppose. I wouldn’t think they would be exciting reads either – and I try to keep them short for that purpose. I rarely even talk to hubby about what I’m up to in lessons.
Yesterday, near the end of my lesson we switched from my usual lesson horse, Rock, to Muffin. Physically, Muffin has a much different build then Rock. It felt more like Beautiful Boy in some aspect because of his more narrow rib cage and it’s not a build I feel real comfortable with.
This type of build threw me on my own “forehand”; I felt that I was far too forward on my pubic bone instead of on the back of those inner thighs that I had discovered in an earlier lesson. This changed my entire balance in the saddle and until I got it straightened out, I was definitely in trouble.
It will continue to be a good thing to keep reassessing and changing from horse to horse so I have to make a conscious decision to change my own body in response.