"Hi Stacy, I have been taking lessons on and off for about 5 years, and I recently moved to Hawaii (I’m military so I move a lot). A few months ago I began on a bossy yet well trained reining mare. She’s safe to ride, but my cues were not as concise and consistent as a more advanced rider. Last week I had a truly frustrating lesson, and the things I thought I knew weren’t working.
So, I got online and watched practically all your videos on youtube and then bought your course. I binge watched the entire thing over the weekend, over and over while practicing on an exercise ball with fake reins. Today I finally got to ride for an hour and it was incredible. I could finally communicate with this horse and focus on learning. We practiced perfect circles, isolated both the direct and indirect reins and then put them together. We were able to side pass, do shoulder in and out, reverse arch and pick up the correct leads (when before I was struggling so much with picking up the left lead), made straighter lines and worked on collected transitions. Most of all I finally understood what I was asking for and how to ask for it.
Before I thought it was all me, but now I can see that as a lesson horse she needs help too, especially getting flexion to the left. I have a lot of review, practice and learning to do, but today was a major breakthrough.
I had to tell you how thankful I am you put so much time and effort into your course. I can’t wait until the next ride now!!!! "