After a walk break JW asked what I wanted to go back to and I said half pass. We schooled renvers down the long side, staying in renvers while turning onto the centerline and half passing to the wall. I was overriding my outside aids and leading with the haunches. A few tries later we got sorted out and had a few good ones. We then rode a three loop serpentine starting in renvers for the first loop which turned in to travers for the second loop, back to renvers and then a turn onto the centerline, half pass to the wall. I was finally coordinating my inside and outside aids, sitting up tall and looked like a dressage rider. How cool is that!? It was a fabulous opportunity to practice those things and I felt really good about where we ended up. JW even commented that it's too bad I have a real job...because I could stay for a while. The current plan is to go back in the fall with Emi and stay for 4 days or so as a sort of "boot camp."
When we were finished I had the chance to ride another horse, Patrick (the horse I took my third lesson on last time). I was riding on my own and I rode him so much better than the first time! It was a great ending to a wonderful two days. I now feel like I'm on a riding lesson "high" and am inspired to keep working at it.
Also, for those of you that are interested, here's the condensed version of my Cardi lesson.