Short version, which means my notes to me! I had a 7:45am lesson today, up in Poolesville, MD, which means I am going into work 2 hours late. I’ll have to make that up before Friday!
I collapse my right side to much. Overbend Bali to the left. Worked on straightening me. Keeping the right side tall and lifted going left and right.
For now, I need to keep my whip in my right hand, and use it on the shoulder. Just a touch or two, to help keep her lifting.
Inside leg to lift outside shoulder.
More of the outside ribcage to inside ear while posting (like I was doing on Chip).
Straightness, I’m too quick to be riding in shoulder fore. I need to be riding straight more.
Once we were straighter, she was more forward, just like in the (unblogged) Bent Jensen clinic I’d ridden in at the beginning of summer.
I need to do a lot of post 2-3 steps/sit/post 2-3 steps/sit to keep myself from dropping Bali. I throw my elbows and the connection away every time I change, so that is a good one to practice.
Linda doesn’t think I’ll have any problems with my L-R change once I get myself and thus Bali straighter. I’ve pretty much always known it is likely a rider caused issue. I’d never ridden with Linda before, but I like how she says “I’m happy!” when you are doing it right. It makes me smile!
I will likely try to go for more lessons up there, but it is dependent upon the schedule.
Off to work, and hopefully I’ll have time to write more details later.