Oooo, yesterday we (me n’ Mopey) did some bending, that thing where the horse is going forward but his head is turned into the ring. It was cool! I’m so glad I took a Yoga class that morning, because I think it helped me to keep my shoulders in the correct alignment. The Mope-ster responded to pressure from my inside leg and because he’s very experienced and a darling, he ignored the pressure I unwittingly bestowed with my outside leg.
So that’s another challenge; to be aware what the outside leg is doing because I can’t ignore it. When I ignore it, my toes turn waaaay out and I’m pressing my heel into the side of the horse; a clear signal to move away from the pressure. With weirdo pressure on both sides (inside leg coming forward, outside leg doing God-knows-what), a horse other than Mopey might have . . . well, I don’t know what another horse would do but at least I do, so I can work on it.