We warmed up while the previous lesson finished up. Mia was very heavy and fast through the warmup so I dropped my stirrups and did our handy dandy haunches exercise to really get her butt moving. And it worked so well, Mia stopped resisting my hand after the third haunches in/out transition and stopped running and started working. Every time I picked up my stirrups, Mia wouldn't respond as well so I figured I would just ride sans stirrups. I mean, didn't start January with Saddless January for no reason!
|Stirrupless dressage lesson in a jump saddle? Sure!|
|Little bit o half pass|
|Of course we can canter in a lesson w/o stirrups|
|Dat tail though....|
|So comfy, this saddle|