I’ve been waiting all week for today’s lesson with Terri Rocovich. Terri is now primarily an upper level dressage rider but she evented for years. She has a great reputation as a clinician and as I have only had one dressage lesson with someone other than my trainer, I was looking forward to the experience.
The good news was, that Terri called me out on all the things my trainer does. Which is nice in the sense that there weren’t any new surprises. The flip side of that is that I really need to work on these things since I am now hearing about them from two separate instructors.
We worked on leg yield and lengthening in the trot. Terri had some great ideas on homework to make my lengthen more successful. We actually got a fairly decent one while practicing her exercises with her. And we worked lots on bend and I learned that in the leg yield my position going left is inhibiting Georgie’s movement. None of this is new to me, but I definitely had some “aha!” moments.
I liked how thorough Terri was and how positive she was while still be helpful and giving me ideas on how to improve things. Oh…. And as soon as I picked up the trot she said “She’s cute!” Which is like the nicest thing anyone can ever say about Georgie. Especially when we are moving….
I’m off to Vegas where I am speaking at a national conference (#dreamcometrue) and the day after I get back am entered in a jumper show. First one of the year… I’m slightly nervous but mostly excited…
Have a great week everyone!