Lucky was really fresh when I lunged, because I haven't ridden her in almost two week(I was at summer camp a few weeks ago). However, it was nice with her because she was pretty forward and sensitive to my aids for the most part.
|Lucky is round and free in her back in this picture, and my position is good.|
|Not so great balance here on my part(if you enlarge you can see my lower leg has swung back). |
Consequently, Lucky is unbalanced.
I then did another tough exercise. I started a 20 meter circle to the right at A, then just past K I had to make a diagonal to R. Then I would do the same thing at C, making a diagonal from H to P. This is another deceptively difficult exercise. It seems simple, but takes a coordination of many aids. Just at the end of the diagonal, I must:
A. Change bend with the new inside rein and inside leg.
B. Use the new outside leg to push Lucky's shoulders over to straighten her.
C. Change my posting diagonal.
|Not a very perfect diagram, but just a general idea of what the exercise was like.|
|Another great, balanced picture.|