Two weeks off – one due to rain and the other due to an out-of-town trip so it was great to get back to a lesson today. For whatever reason, I felt really comfortable and it went along very well from my viewpoint. Although, Molly felt Rock was not giving me as much as she should, I felt that she was actually less fussy and seemed more cooperative! 😛
I’m seeing that my idea of releasing is just coming from the hand when it needs to come out of the shoulder. I also need to work on letting my upper body be more fluid and not so rigid now that my seat is in a good place.
I can really, really feel a difference when I engage the back of the inner thigh – and open up the Y of my groin and front inner thighs. What a change it seems to make – everything becomes smoother and the horses’ energy changes and starts to flow easier.