No drama there. I took Winston over to the mounting block, took a deep
We played follow-the-leader next, walking behind her. Winston felt comfortable following and I practiced letting go of the contact. He needs to move from my seat. I know that in my brain; I just forgot to tell my gut.
Katy focused on my position. A lot. My two biggest, consistent-my-whole-riding-life, challenges are (1) keeping my eyes up and (2) keeping my elbows bent and at my side. I tend to look down at Winston's head or shoulder (same idea as driving a car - you look ahead at the road, not down at your hands).
We were both happy at the end of the lesson. I am very interested in progressing by becoming a better, more effective rider; and by developing Winston into a happy, healthy athlete. We finished the lesson with a free walk...
...and I big thank you from me to Winston. I won't be able to ride much this winter. Work will limit my riding to weekends since the days are short. I'm sure weather will wipe out some of the weekends. So, we will work on our relationship and communication.