Overall, I need to be (more) consistent with my position, shorten my (curse word starting with f) reins, and as always - make sure at the start of the ride that I can use the lightest aids possible. This post should really be titled s-s-d-d...
Jane Savoie detailed a method of evaluating your aids and position during warmup in a recent online symposium which I will post about after the holiday rush is over - promise!
Ready to work
Photographer magnet at work here...
opening inside rein but refraining from steering with it
The end of a turn on the forehand...
(more like turn on the piano hands)
Decent walking, but not engaged yet -
not enough energy
Don't forget the praise!
(wake up Val)
Looking better, but I really need to shorten my reins,
and maybe stop posting off the balls of my feet
What a goooood boy!