Let's Discuss: What holes are there in your riding/theory/etc that you're working on?
Since we were having some fun with the California Under 25 group with DOC it got me to thinking. What stuff are you working to "master?' What things aren't in the tool box yet but are in your sights that you have to figure out.
Since I sometimes talk a big talk I think it's best to be the first to admit the weaknesses I struggle with. ;)
Remember of course that if I event this year it will be a low level one on Petey. I have mainly been working in the jumpers, but I do dressage and hillwork as part of my fitness plan still so I feel like I am able to be a relevant commentator to the eventing group.
I SUCK at getting straight lateral work down. Seriously.. Always my over-strong right leg is shoving Lad into an arrow shape for leg yields. I can do a very capable turn on the haunches to the left, but my weaker left leg doesn't provide the same 'oomph' to get the same quality to the right. I know how to fix it... I just need to buckle down and get it done.
Additionally I will admit that when we were discussing the Training Scale in the DOC thread I looked like a dog that had just been told that a flock of semi stupid squirrels that wanted to be eaten by a lab, had landed in it's yard. IE, confused, excited by the prospects but pretty sure I don't know what the hell you're talking about, but my mouth is shut, I am not drooling, ears are perked, so that means let me at it! Any links would be great as I would love to learn it.
Lastly, I am one of those folks who LOVES stadium, course in a ring etc. And yet..... I still can't fully push back the butterflies when we get to a big class. I ride well enough, no lack of confidence, I know what to do. BUT.... damn if while waiting to go in the ring my insides don't twist up, I get nervey and at the last big show my students were standing there telling me to "BREATHE...." like I told them hours earlier. We all laugh about it, but honestly I wish I could just be myself and enjoy those moments. LOL
Ok so what do you have in your own "Schooling ring?"