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?