V. and I have ridden together a couple more times since last weekend. On Thursday she had a lesson on Panama, but my trainer had ridden Rondo that morning so I decided not to ride him again -- besides, A. (who is five and a half) was with us, so I wanted to hang out with him while his sister rode. (As an aside, now that he is getting into riding too, he has suddenly stopped asking to play on my phone during his sister's lessons -- instead he watches and helps me and the instructor set up jumps. Big progress for him!) After she finishes riding, A. always gets a turn to walk Panama around and work on his steering. Holding his hands in the right position (i.e., nowhere near his armpits) and only using one rein to turn have been challenging things for him to remember!
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