Here are some great photos of Shania and I at the clinic, working together. In the first one, you may be able to see some of my pre-fix issues at the walk.
Many thanks to Kayla Goelz for the lovely photography, and for lending me her wonderful mare.
I've got the collapsed lower back I talked about in my earlier post - probably driving with my seat, too:
We've lost the connection briefly here - note that Shania is bracing a bit and I'm looking down instead of where we're going:
Note that I don't grip with my legs:
This is pretty nice:
This is what a truly soft horse looks like - my position is pretty good here, too:
She's slightly behind the bit and I could adjust that, but her energy and my position are pretty nice:
Any time we stopped to talk with Mark, Shania would take a nap:
I'm pushing, rather than directing, here (and looking down to boot):
This is pretty darn nice: