Last week my husband and I did a group clinic with Brian Sabo. I debated not doing it since the fire in Sonoma had filled the air with so much smoke it felt like living inside a campfire. On Wednesday I could barely breath sitting down. Luckily the air actually cleared up on Thursday for our ride. I eventually decided to go and just take it easy if I needed to.
While my husband and I have both ridden with Brian before, he’d never seen Levi so we started with some intros. I explained that we were having issues with Levi getting excited when we jump higher and not being able to keep his brain in his head.
Sadly, the jumps never really go high enough to trigger any naughty behavior on Levi’s part. We certainly had some awkward moments, because really, it wouldn’t be me if I managed an entire ride without looking like an idiot.
It was a little disappointing in that the jumps weren’t very challenging and therefor not really helpful. I did get reminded that I need to put my stirrups up more to jump. I swear my ankle has hurt for the week since. And I actually need to raise them more, but I probably need to actually get that surgery my doctor wants me to get first. And that seems very unlikely to happen.
While the lesson wasn’t very helpful for me, my husband did get more out of it. Brian really addressed his riding position. He wants him to be in more of a two-point position between jumps.
I’ve been telling him for weeks that it’s 2ptober and he should participate, but he’s ignored me. We take one lesson, someone else tells him he should do more two point and bam, now he’s practicing two point every ride.
Story of my life.