|Beginning of the lesson and working hard|
|My hands are too close together but otherwise - lovely!|
We both got a little hot halfway through the lesson and I had the luxury of being able to take my coat off. Unfortunately Santana just had to sweat it out. It was a breakthrough moment though because I took my jacket off while still on board and he didn't freak out!
Finally, I am starting to sit up when cantering, without trying to hunch forward and cling like a limpet!
Now all I need to do is get that inside shoulder back (mine, not his!)
|Bella, the faithful Instructor's Assistant|
All in all it was another fantastic lesson which just proved to me that last week wasn't just a fluke and that I may be able to do some more dressage tests this summer and really feel as though I am a worthy competitor. It is all feeling so exciting at the moment, I just can't wait until the next time I can ride. Although of course tomorrow we will be hacking - I think Santana has worked hard enough for one weekend!