Monday, 10 August 2009

EUREKA!!!

I got it! I got it! I got it!!!

Can you tell I got IT! Hahahahaha!

Had a great ride on Saturday – Antsje is definitely getting the hang of this now and we are getting much less rushing and far more relaxed swinging!

But the best thing is I really got the core connection thing going on and was able to really sit and rise under control and by doing that was able to keep antsje in balance and bring her back to me just by my rising! It felt great :-D

I am hoping I can re-create it again tonight when I ride – fingers crossed. It helped me to think of a connection between my hips and elbows – I have no idea why this worked, but it just seemed to get me in the ‘strong’ position somehow!

When I get it right instead of me feeling like I am sitting down into Antsje, it feels more like she is coming up to meet my seat! Does that make sense?
Looking forwards to tonights ride! Lets hope this mornings rain stops a bit as she is out unrugged Grrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

We are still continuing with the poll release work and flexions - id like to think this is helping. She is certainley becoming more relaxed about it. One nice thing I noticed is that she is softer and more flexible AFTER the ride than before - obviously the muscles are warmed up after exercise but I am hopeful that this indicates the schooling work is beneficial rather than causing more tension?

6 comments:

HorseOfCourse said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Hey that sounds great! We too are using some basic flexions, on the ground mostly. It has made a huge diference in Toby especially in his level of relaxation through the poll. It's no longer BTV or rock hard but a lovely IFV arch (mostly ;)).

Kate said...

Once you get that feeling it's much easier to get it back again. It's amazing what changes our horses can make if we make changes in ourselves! Congratulations on your progress!

Cabruze said...

Sounds great! Well done!

trudi said...

Oh Yeeeeeees, sounds really good.
T x

Claire said...

YAY. well done, you knew you could....