Also, today is brought to you by Halloween socks because, October.
Anyways, got to the barn and Molls was SO SUPER ENTHUSED TO SEE ME. Just kidding, she looked like this:
But in a surprising twist, Mollie was freaking phenomenal today. Maybe this had something to do with the fact that I went into this ride saying I was going to nit pick my position and see if it helped. Umm newsflash self, riding with correct position is pretty effing helpful.
When I took a lesson on Montana, one of the things I came away with was "keeping a triangle" between my shoulders and the top of my head. If I bring one shoulder back, the other has to come forward, and vice versa. And my head always has to be dead in the middle of both shoulders, stretching up. Whenever Mollie would be "almost there" in her connection, and I would align myself with the triangle in mind, she would really just come together.
Her half pass left is becoming really solid and it's so satisfying to look into the mirrors at the end of the ring and being able to actually SEE her legs crossing over. Like, a real horse. Right still leaves a little to be desired but one is better than none, right?