Our regular coach was out of town and the barn manager gave us our lesson. There was only 2 of us in the class. Each of us worked in our own half of the arena. We walked a big circle then used our seat to whoa at the cones that were placed in the middle of the arena. After doing this several times we did it at a jog. Then moved to posting trot doing the same whoa with our seats and trying to use less and less rein.
Cooper was finally getting it a little near the end of the hour. At first we were in the far end of the arena with the spooky things in the corners, skid and cones in one and a cat playing around the big door on the other corner. The other rider and I switched sides and then her horse was doing it also!! Must have been the full moon!
Cooper was also spooking when going past the arena entrance door with the other riders from the lesson before untacking. The door was closed but he was still side stepping going past it. He was jumping at every little thing seemed like. We did the half circles for about 20 minutes then went to the whole outside arena. I was a little worried about the corners but managed to get him through it, and stay in the saddle.
At times his jog was very nice the all of a sudden he would start to go fast. It was me too I know. I could not relax my legs, I could feel them tensing up then try to stretch them down and breath, but forgot a lot.
By the end we were doing ok, this is something new for me to practice again, good thing I write it all down in a journal and on here because I would forget for sure! And the batteries were charged so will get some video and a few pictures up shortly.