Here’s an update from Anderson’s regular rider, Kaya:
Since this clinic was a little unique, Anderson and I both had the opportunity to really delve into our biggest insecurities and issues. We had two round pens set up in the indoor arena and this allowed me to ride Anderson with just a halter, no bridle, and work on both my ability to let go and encourage Anderson forward without letting my legs get tight and change Anderson’s expression. We worked on this by releasing pressure and allowing downward transitions when he had a better expression with his ears forward. This exercise was, and continues to be, really difficult for me. I have a hard time maintaining my feel and encouraging Anderson through his grouchy faces. We have been continuing to work on this since the clinic and have seen a little improvement. Hopefully, with continued work, Anderson will have more respect for his riders and show a better expression in future rides!