|Duck footed dressage on a spotty pony|
|Lena and Allie listening to Ellen|
|Oh you and your duck feet, says Sparky|
The other key take away, besides recognizing the try? Slapping my own thigh with the dressage whip makes the end of the dressage whip hit (gently) the horse's hip. My lack of coordination and unfamiliarity with aids made me feel quite bumbling with the dressage whip so that one tiny piece of information made that little piece of anxiety go away. There are many other pieces of anxiety, of course, but that bit no longer keeps me awake at night.
p.s. Spotty horses can make great dressage instructors. Many thanks to Sparky!