|i like to talk at great length about our goings on. stephen listens patiently. isabel is less interested haha|
|hands-on teaching is effective teaching|
|Austen calls this one the "Puppet Master"|
|mare worked so well|
|ears always listening|
|also isn't this arena so pretty?|
|sunshine through the tail!|
|we had a lot of fun motoring around|
|pretty at the canter (!) and walk|
|not to say that there wasn't any resistance tho - something i need to remember|
|bc izzy WILL have opinions (often very fair opinions lol)|
|it's a conversation tho|
|and usually we can come to an agreement|
pretty awesome video clip here. you can get a very
true sense for how Stephen teaches by listening
And it also felt so simple. I like to complicate things - make them bigger or more complex than they need to be. When, really, it's just a canter depart. It's not a big deal. But I ride it like maybe we might die or something if we don't make it happen.
Idk. I (half-heartedly) blame hunter hack classes for this lol. Like, "Omg omg the judge is probably gonna call for canter soon, better get ready, get ready NOW, omg THERE SHE SAID IT CANTER NOW FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST!"
|lots of pets|
Oh, and Rico also just reaffirmed that so many of my canter issues are ME, and not Isabel. So those terrible no good made me wanna cry rides we had after this clinic were... ya know. Probably rider error. Le sigh. We'll see. Maybe I'll try again soon.