Today's Lesson: Shorten Your Reins
MAYBE if I could just shorten my ever-loving reins I would not have so many problems with inconsistent contact.
DO YOU THINK THAT MIGHT BE THE ISSUE HERE?!
These photos make me want to chop off my left arm, and/or buy myself some kiddie rainbow reins so I can remember where to hold the freakin' things.
At least my leg looks good?
And Dino's working really well.. look at him breaking over right at the poll, and that reeeeach in the left hind! Clearly my expertly-timed use of my left spur is working. But maybe I wouldn't need so much spur if I SHORTENED MY REINS to encourage proper bend in the first place. Possibly.
All equitation faults vanish over fences, thank the Lord.
This is what happens when you have to jam in an extra stride to a rather large oxer because your pony trips on the way...