Keeping Savannah focused on Claire proves a challenge throughout this session! The session starts with Claire practicing quarters away and quarters towards the handler in groundwork.
In ridden work, Claire still has to focus on hands up and elbows bent. Savannah's lack of focus causes Claire to become a bit anxious which in turn causes her to go hollow, grow tall, tip forward and chest up.
Claire practices trot-walk-trot transitions to get Savannah's attention. To get a good downwards transition, Claire needs to think bum down - knee up. Thinking about squeezing balls behind her knees really helps with keeping her legs back and will help in canter.
At the end of the session, Claire practices getting Savanah to move her hind quarters from Claire's leg aid in preparation for travers and other lateral work in the near future.