|April -- First lesson/ride on Lucy|
I've learned to keep my leg consistently against her side.
|June - notice the air between my lower leg and her side.|
|This week -- look ma, no air!|
|April -- I'm tipped forward, not very stable|
|June - still tipped a bit forward, but more secure|
|Straight, reaching tall, and balanced. Woot woot!|
And when I get it right, she does amazing things.
I've been riding her, on average, four times a week. She's learned to relax as I've learned how to be more balanced. This morning she rewarded me with what I call a "Dawn hug." Kate's mare, Dawn, will rest her head on Kate's shoulders in a sort of hug. This morning I got two of them from Lucy. I must be an okay student in her books.