So I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately. I recently started a new job that has me traveling a lot, which I love! Except I hardly have time for this blog anymore, which I don’t love.
Anyhow, I had an insightful lesson last night. To make a long story short (because I’m literally about to book it to PA), I noticed that moving Gracie around a sharp turn to the left, using my outside aids, doesn’t get as much of a reaction as a sharp turn to the right, using my outside aids. This may be because one of her withers is higher than the other (you can probably guess this one), but either way, I need more oomph around those turns! Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do?
I’m considering throwing on some tiny spurs to see if that helps, but knowing how my leg still occasionally slides over a fence, I worry about poking her over fences. Knowing that would be a TERRIBLE training idea, I’m resistant.
Thoughts? Remedies? Tequila shots before rides? I’m considering all options right now!