Quick update because I have been so busy! Work is very hectic, and my riding schedule is jammed full of lessons - at least for the next three weeks.
I rode Harley during the Monday night lesson. Most excitement - my stirrup hit the back gate as we were going by, and Kim's horse spooked at the clang. Kim fell off. Sorry! I thought only my mare did silly things like that. Hope you are ok!! Sorry!!
This lesson we concentrated on headset and cantering. I haven't ridden Harley in a long time - he is so stiff, the poor guy. I think that I had his head set the best I ever have. He cantered nicely for me. He also worked very hard and got very sweaty. Took a while to cool him off.
Tuesday, it was out to J's place. I rode Patch, and we worked a lot on cantering. Patch has a very choppy canter, which makes me bounce around and get all tense. I tried to work on keeping my shoulders down and my wrists loose. Oh, and my legs long and useful. I think I am making a little bit of progress with all of this, but I don't understand why I still get stiff as a board at the canter. Sigh