Yeah, that’s me, up on my Atwood Ranch filly, all casual and relaxed.
Of course inside I’m going SQUEEEEEEEEEE!
I did the whole progression, with direction from Erin: stand and “pet” her with my legs, jump up and down in all zones, heave myself (with a boost, LOL) over her withers, lie flat on her back, ease into position.
Erin led River around while I relaxed into a passenger position, mirroring River’s body motions with my own.
River was confident, calm, willing, and athletic. She was not disconcerted by my wobbling around up there, and I got better the more we moved around. She was curious and seemed to enjoy the whole thing.
And don’t we look cute together?
River is really cute and you look great on her!