By the way=all I found out with the "Whorl" investigation is that a Double is to be welcomed on a horse and it may lead to her being a bit cautious concerning obstacles approached. Okay...noted.
These Cavallettis are what we worked over in this weeks lesson. Wa mare seemed to really accept all that we introduced last week with balance , and we moved onto doing more this day, by adding more diverse weights into the stirrups as I posted..weight the right stirrup for 3 strides, then the left. I also worked on straightness by counter bending her . That was really successful! I have a problem coming into the open side and keeping her shoulder from bulging out, as she REALLY wants to break the circle and go somewhere else!
We added a sitting trot to the mix every three strides . That really helped with the downward transition to walk...she tends to suck up and be on the forehand. Breaking it up before I ask for the walk with sitting then rising...does not allow Wa to focus only on me sitting but to keep moving forward into what is asked next.
ONLY need about 100 more repetitions of them, to really get it!