Last week I had the opportunity to work intensively with a visiting riding coach I respect and admire. After seeking her advice on what would most benefit myself and my pony, we decided on a mini bootcamp style 3 consecutive days of private lessons, rather than join her group clinic on the weekend.
I jumped in, listened, experimented, observed when she rode my pony to demonstrate a particular thing, or help my pony understand what I wanted. I had massive ah-ha moments, big breakthroughs and a real sense of achievement.
On the final third day, I was excited and ready for more as we walked out the arena. What was she going to ask me to do today? Where would she take me? What would we learn? Continue reading