Last weekend we hauled up and had a grids lesson. Grids for me are a bit of a challenge, I had a horse that either ran through them or stopped in them so I'm a bit of a mess. It's hard for me to encourage the horse to be forward and straight through a grid while at the same time staying out of the way.
It was also a bit of a challenge for Stella, who is very careful with her feet and was a bit overwhelmed a few times with all the poles and an occasional lack of guidance from yours truly.
What I like was how, as Stella became bolder and tuned into the grid, I was able to focus on how my position felt over the fences, and what the difference was between jumping up her neck or staying over my stirrups.
We still had a set back after our cool down period, where we both lost a bit of confidence and Stella wasn't ready to go back to work, and I wasn't really to be supportive through the grid. I think I'm finally grasping the whens and whys of when Stella loses confidence in me, but I'm still working on fixing that issue!