So discussed how last time SFO had been less directional for my last ridden session and that I saw this as progress, but also how to determine what I should do and how to determine what I should do. Led onto discussion of what I think is my biggest issue, I thought rising trot, SFO thought maybe the collapsed right side was more fundamental. Could be chicken / egg anyway agreed to concentrate this weekend on collapsed right side. SFO thinks now that I am not crooked on BB we are ready to tackle my crookedness on Pooh. So I can ride a mechanical horse!So did work on collapsing left side (would do this on left rein with Pooh) and stretching right hence feeling like Quasimodo.Circling arms one forwards and on backwards at same time, showed up different range of movement in shoulders.Shoulders forward then up and then down, then shoulders back up and then down.Need to get shoulders looked at.Worked on point soften elbows in rising trot.
Quasimodo - push in left waist and push to right
Left rotator cuff down and back
Had a discussion how at moment I need to just accept the correction for my right crookedness and not try to figure out why if am weighted more right seat bone etc etc Similar to you teach a child 2+2 = 4 and it is some time later you'd teach them how to do the proof.
SFO concerned that by trying too much to analyse am not focusing on the actual issue and she doesn't want me to be one on those pupils who returns every year and acts surprised they're crooked as though it is a new piece of information.
So I have to crack this one, there is no other option.
Had a discussion about Billie whilst doing Quasimodo, SFO thinks good idea and keep in double (if in double) and just play and enjoy her. As for the buck if a lunge before gets the buck out then not really an issue.
Worked on weighting left and right seat bones, with a cushion under left and then right to see what helped.
More shoulder work can now circle arms different ways :-)
Then worked on rein contact tension areas seem to be left palm and right shoulder.
Left hand gets grabby when doing Quasimodo
Started off on lunge with a pom pom under right seat bone, hard to get left down as pom pom 'fatter' then cushion.
When doing Quasimodo need to collapse in waist and keep shoulders level.
Left/right element of walk easiest for me to feel, struggle to feel up/down element. So worked on this.
Sit on back pockets so slightly BTV and feel the up/down from crotch to boobs.
Then come to vertical and think of how on BB the hips joints move so ass moves back and forwards but not in front of shoulders.
Mentally exhausted when got to yard, met up with SWMBO who also thinks Billie is a good idea.