**There will be no video. I tried repeatedly over the weekend and Monday am trying to upload the thing to blogger - to no avail. I am not a quitter, but there are some things that you just have to say, ENOUGH! :-) Maybe another time I will get one, that is shorter, that will upload okay.**
Is my horse landing heel first???? I tried for a long time last night to freeze the video enough to tell, but I couldn't be for sure. The footing in the arena is pretty deep, so that makes it tough to tell.
Certainly I have a lot of room for improvement. I need to work at not working as hard at posting, let Arabee's movement push me up out of the saddle. I need to quit leaning forward so much. I need to work on less upper body movement at the canter, especially.
I love how far Arabee is reaching underneath with her inside hind leg at the canter. Very nice!
I also need to decide whether I really want to ride on a loose rein or not. From the video it is clear I haven't been. In some ways a loose rein makes sense, in others, Arabee was wanting to lean in on the corners, so she needed some extra guidance to keep her from leaning so much.