I righted the mounting block and set it so that she was facing the gate into the arena rather than with her rump to it. I mounted with out incident and we went on our way. She was really tense when we started out; going forward but in a rushed sort of way. Although it was counter intuitive I pushed her forward and finally felt her swinging through and relaxing. It was some of our best trot work yet!
I rode her again on Saturday and she was awesome! We worked on all of our exercises from the JW clinic: leg yields nose to the wall, regular baby leg yields (quarter line to the wall), spiraling in on the circle and practicing cantering confidently forward with lots of transitions across the diagonal. Her work is getting better and better and I'm looking forward to our next clinic.