No Stirrup November

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The whole barn is participating in No Stirrup November which I think is all for the better. We are going to have one strong legged team by December!

Because this was my first lesson without stirrups, we worked a lot on my position to get it correct and get my legs long. It really pounded home the concept that thru-ness comes from the legs, not from the hands.

This lesson wasn’t super interesting because it was just a lot about position and keeping him forward in the sitting trot (thank God she didn’t make me post last night!). By the ten minute marker into the lesson, I could feel my calves burning. Today I can barely walk! But it is definitely a good kind of sore.

We’ll see if I’m still feeling that way on Saturday after my jump lesson!