As Carmen and I continue to advance together it is becoming increasingly clear that I need to keep expecting more of her. She's simply not the horse I had 5 years ago (or even 1 for that matter). To be honest, I do find myself often thinking 'oh that's a good try' which is fine if it is something new and/or hard. But really, I should be thinking that in terms of us trotting around the ring (it is okay if you are rolling your eyes at me, I am too)
My lessons with Jane are really good at keeping me (and Carmen) on our upward trajectory. Despite the heat for the past week I booked a lesson for Sunday. I was extremely fortunate to be first, which meant I rode at 8:30.
I was excited to show Jane our progress with the stretching. Jane also commented that my posture while riding has changed since last year. I think much of it is because I am much more confident now.
|maybe not the best screen grab but look at her hind leg coming under.|
|Square halt- squish horsefly|