In this session, Peter and Ali meet Posh for the first time and demonstrate the basics that should be checked both on the ground and ridden. Peter tests Posh's responses on the ground and does some desensitisation work with him. Although Posh is a bit like a HGV, he is a little stressed by the whip but quickly accepts it and his head lowering improves as the session progresses.
Ali and Peter then coach Nancy in the basic groundwork skills: stop, go and back and get her doing some desensitisation work.
Nancy has a showjumping background and Ali works to realign her into a flatwork-for-dressage position. This has an immediate affect on Posh's walk!