First one is slightly longer
Gosh i didn't realise that i fidgeted so much in the saddle, these videos highlight me need to be quieter with my hands and feet, drop my heels more and bend my elbows - Yeesh! Glad i asked L to make these, plenty more work to be done on myself as well as ponio. Am sure that if i can control myself better she'll improve without the fidgeting beast atop her!
I also need to increase the tempo of her trot, she's not really working in those vids. Although L did say that towards the end she did start to use herself better - as the song says she "put her @$$ into it"...so have to try to remember (a) what i did and (b) the feel of it - which is one of my main problems; my sense of feel is off! I am woeful bad at recognising if i am on the right leg in trot and canter - shame on me i know, but again i know it is a problem and can now work to rectify it. Doesn't help that Kika is a cheeky beastie and counter canters without too much difficulty - pity it's never what i'm after and i can't tell she's wrong due to her being smooth! Deceptive creature - but armed with my tips from yesterday at least from now on i will hopefully be asking her correctly and helping her more than hindering her.
Haven't managed to upload the Pas de Deux yet as between phone and wifi at home; uploading was slow on these two short videos so can only imagine that a 7 minute contribution will take some time...wich i did not have this morning before work ;-)
As always constructive criticism or tips as i prefer to put a positive shine on them alwasy welcome! :)
Outside eyes are better at seeing things that i miss/don't feel when in the saddle!