The session starts with a quick review of the basics of groundwork including head lowering, back, go and park. Posh knows the basics so now Nancy needs to work on 'shaping' him. Ali teaches Nancy how to move Posh's hind quarters. Posh has an unusual reaction of walking backwards and Ali helps Nancy to correct this.
In ridden work the first thing Nancy needs to do is put her stirrups down! Ali helps Nancy with her alignment, getting her to point her seat bones down and pulling her stomach in to make a wall. Nancy is able to keep her thighs on - heels out and is a great deal stiller than her previous lessons.
Ali reminds Nancy of the correct rising trot technique and they look at keeping Posh's legs quick and short. Nancy occasionally gets double-bumped. Ali gets Nancy to get to the top of the rise, to the furthest point forward rather than too up, to prevent this. To get Posh to shorten his underside and engage his core, Nancy works on 'little' trot and then back to a slightly bigger trot which is hard work for both of them!