Lesson with Linda Zang

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.

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