Just thought I should drop you an email to say many thanks for the Sit up for Winter lunge sessions. Also to say the work we did on Wednesday regarding inside & outside muscles on a turn/circle has caused a proper “light bulb” moment today. I mentioned I was having issues with baby pony falling out on a 20m circle in canter (for falling out it should actually read tanking off through outside shoulder complete with pogo action and ending up with a collision with the fence at the other end of the school… well he does like to make a point).
So this morning armed with my “spinning ball” and utterly focused on my inner and outer muscles we cantered beautiful 20m circles on both reins (including the demon left rein)…. cue cheesy grin from jockey. I did say it was me that was being a numpty (although pony could have been a little less dramatic about it to be fair).
So a massive thank you from me (not so much from pony who is doubtless plotting his next move). It was great to be able to spend the sessions entirely focused on what I was doing and not having to think about what the pony was doing/plotting. The little adjustments to position, balance, etc. have really helped.
I have been on a few of the clinics Lisa has organised, and I can honestly say that if I had not then I would have given up riding and horses a couple of years ago. I have gone from being too scared to get on a horse to cantering and jumping. Lisa’s valuable advice on having the correct mind set and the correct horse has changed my life – thank you, thank you, thank you!!
MelVery very happy rider
A big thanks to the Modern Horse ladies. A great posture workshop and a practical follow up with Carole the day after and my pony and I win our first ever dressage test. I recommend ‘checking in’ for clinics and lessons even if you already have a regular instructor, as it’s surprising what you will learn about your body and how it affects your riding.
Today I had THE best lesson with Boris. He’s just the most responsive & intelligent horse I could ever dream for…& all this time it’s me that’s blocked him!! Whilst I knew this already, today I found the key to unlock bad habits…its all about my pelvis!! With huge thanks to Lisa Pritchard and Carole Miller!! This year will be awesome….that is all! 🙂
All I wanted to say was thank you so much for a fantastic fantastic weekend. I think everyone was on a high. I hope you manage to persuade Andreas back. And thank you so much for your help on the mechanical horse – it made the difference to me. Something I’ve struggled with for years was sorted in a matter of minutes!