Legs

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. 

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