My embarrassing confession…
Last night I was riding Ava. I find she works best if I keep my upper body absolutely still and balanced over top of her. Which means, I really have to work hard at keeping my core engaged and strong while she launches me through the roof at the trot.
I’m trotting around, really focused on keeping my ab’s and core as tight and stable as possible, my arms loose, my knees off, my aids clear and concise.
I’m focused on keeping those ab’s tight!
Ava’s feeling wonderful with her big, bouncy trot and she’s staying straight and pushing through.
Which scared Ava, who jumped and shot off like a bomb had gone off on her back.
I was laughing so hard I could barely catch my breath.
All that ab tension just shot the gas right out of me!
Sometimes it’s good to ride alone. 🙂