|Four days of dealing with smarmy car salespeople so he could acquire this.....|
Jacki was letting Mort dry off after their ride and subsequent bath, so she offered to come watch me ride and give me pointers! (something I always find helpful). After taking her suggestion to really work on varying my walk warm-up with lots of changes of directions, circles, and serpentines, Ruby and I were able to pick up a much nicer trot than we usually begin with -- and it got steadily better throughout the ride (better being subjective of course, but she felt better to me). I was having some trouble maintaining a steady tempo, so Jacki had me send her forward and bring her back, adjusting the speed of her trot with my seat, which was very helpful in eventually getting her to listen and maintain a good tempo. I did notice that while she is getting much better about maintaining correct (or more correct, for us) bend to the right, now I seem to have broken the left -- isn't that always how it goes?
|Blue steel.... haha.|