HANNAH & ROSIE
Rosie had laminitis in the spring so has been off work for several months. This is Hannah and Rosie's first session with Ali since returning to work. Ali reassesses where they are, both on the ground and in ridden work.
In groundwork, Hannah shows Ali stop, park and go. Ali reminds Hannah not to let Rosie get stuck on a level 3 of pressure.
In ridden work, Ali is impressed with how straight Hannah is given how much she used to slide to the left. Ali gets Hannah to make sure her knees are bent with the weight down the front of her thighs and sitting more on her underneath. Hannah needs to avoid bracing against Rosie as she will just brace back. Hannah has to remember to 'resist my push' to avoid falling back especially when using her reins.
Rosie is moving nicely in trot and Hannah practices trot-walk-trot transitions. Ali gets Hannah to think about 'arm-cuffs' and pushing her hands forwards and up to make a frame with her arms for Rosie to fit into. With Hannah making a frame, Rosie does a super trot!
A fantastic session with Rosie looking better than she did before having laminitus!
*Apologies for some dodgy filming in places! It was Claire's first session with a new camera and it zooms in/ out the opposite way to the old one!
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