Unfortunately with riding, I
This week we had
She immediately apologized if she ended up hurting my feelings and I said for her to "lay it on". I wanted that strict, demeaning, straightforward "You are doing this wrong, now here's how we fix it" that I haven't had in a while.
It's great to hear "You look great!" but I also relish in the challenge of getting things
What we worked on may be little, but they made a huge difference. Like how I hold my hands (and in conjunction my body) for turns/leg yields which was confusing Ashe and having him pop his shoulder and drift through turns. Or how to better come through my turns into a jump so he's ready as well...
And to stop my
Those little things made such a difference, and I was really grateful for her willing to work with us for a short time. I have some new exercises to work with him on turns, bending and halts, as well as some work for myself (I am unbalanced, tip forward when I get unsure of myself, and "lead" or push my outside hand forward through turns as well).
It felt good knowing what was going on and how to fix it. That isn't to say I don't love my trainer, I do! But sometimes you really need someone who will say "Want to work on the small stuff? Okay, here it is."
|Ashe says hello after a "spa" mud bath day!|