One thing JW challenged me on is that if I use the stick I need to be sure that I get a response. If I spank her, she doesn't responded and I don't follow through, then I'm smacking her for no reason. JW is very very fair to the horse, black and white, which I really appreciate. We had a heck of a time with the canter. She wasn't going! The transition was a struggle and so was going forward at the canter itself.
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When you are riding alone it's hard to know how much you should be pushing and when it's time to increase the expectations. Now the ball is in my court to stay very consistent with my expectations. I'm feeling re-energized and ready to keep working.
If you are interested, here's some video from our lesson.