A Good Laugh From Yesterday
I tried to upload this yesterday and couldn't. It was part of my longe lesson on Savanah with Cheryl from yesterday (previous post). It looks like I'm about to take flight, but they seem to be the only pieces of the longe lesson Doug videoed :) I'm happy to see that my hands and arms are getting quieter, but they still have a way to go. This looks really goofy, but it was really fun, and I can feel my seat getting better.
I rode again today and Rogo was a blast. It was so warm (around +14 C.) that Mom came to the barn with us and watched us ride for the first time since she came to a show last summer. Rogo tried his resistance challenge very briefly at the beginning, so I gave him a couple of firm taps. After that he was really good. I remembered to use my legs correctly, and I was rewarded with a nice big trot. Bending was good, and after he warmed up for a few minutes he actually became slightly round for a good portion of the time. His canter work was super too - easy and fluid and responsive.
All in all a very satisfying ride (to be honest I always enjoy riding Rogo). I always come away happy, but some days it's just on another level - very at peace with the world and quietly, deeply happy. Today was one of those days. If we could harness that (no pun intended) I think we could create world peace :)