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Mel offered me a 8 week program to tackle the pesky L2 liberty. Our ridden L2 had not really progressed as I'd like and Mel confided in me........ If I wanted to get ahead with my ridden, I needed to look liberty in the eye. The 8 week program was an opportunity to really knock this on the head. Dolly and I have been kicking goals with our liberty. Our connection has been building and my confidence has been rising. I have discovered the real meaning of body life and intent and best of all connection. Did I mention the connection? I have all the skills now to finesse liberty and work towards our blue ticks. Our ridden impulsion program (which has taken a momentary back step) has always seen me having trouble trotting on the straight lines of an arena fence. Poor Dolly, she'd speed up (feeding off my fear) and I'd freak, grab the rein and she'd throw her head and react. Cantering was off the cards. My confidence was dropping. But..... this program of Mel's has given me new found riding confidence. Today I rode the fence at a walk, trot and CANTER and transitioned down both directions(messy looking but she knew what I asked for)) using my body life!!! Then I thought, lets try some figure 8's posting, using my seat and focus to change direction.....hands off the rein! Success!!! Her head was low and it felt amazing... I couldn't stop. ....haha For the grand finale we did a pinch test backwards, sideways and forward. I think we have turned the corner, today we were a real team. It felt amazing. And I cannot stop smiling.