... the latest trick we have been taugh.
Today, back from great riding holiday to the regular lesson. It is Easter Sunday so there were only three of us, and the whole huge school to ourselves.
And its flatwork day!! (What a relief, no jumping, trying to be positive since Pepsi fell over last week, but flatwork today will do.... phew)
So a little bit of no stirrup work, then lots of sitting trot circles , 4 loop serpentines, figure 8 canter with trot in the change of bend, you know the sort of stuff; and then RI says we are to try counter canter.
I am on Boris, he is a delight, but the one, according to RI, most likely to know that he is being asked for the "wrong" leg.
It was a great exercise - yes it took him - and me - a couple of times to get it right, but when we did, you could really feel it, like driving on the wrong camber and then coming true. Figures of 8 in canter and counter canter, - all on the same strike off leg. Fantastic! - learned a couple of things
the feel of the horse underneath and what he is doing.
Jumping next week, such fun. Sneaking a wee hack on Thursday with Cait tho as it is Easter. Wish I could ride everyday...