Cuna and I are making huge strides forward. Our dressage ride on Monday was quite lovely, actually, and we're on the schedule for a jump lesson later this week.
That said, we lesson infrequently because I can afford it infrequently. As such, it is in my best interests to improve as much as possible in between the lessons.
I love how I rode that big oxer for the first 2/3rds of the jump. As Cuna starts to come down, I unfold and bump him with my hands.
Tomorrow (or Thursday, since I've already overbooked tomorrow), I am hunting down a very complex piece of tack: an old stirrup leather. I'm going to put it on his neck and hang on to it over the fences so that if all else fails, I remember to stay in balance over him and keep my hands forward.
It's a simple fix to a hopefully easily correctable problem, but it's the next big position issue I want to take down so we can keep advancing.
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