Hmm... I feel I'd be posting my entire folder of photos of me riding. I spent my first few years of riding basically winging it, followed by 2 years of very basic lessons in a run down old trekking center come riding school, and then didn't take another lesson in nearly 8 years because I was a poor kid, then unemployed and this is the first year I've been financially secure enough to get an instructor. This was one of the photos that prompted me to start lessons again. Thanks, mostly, to some people on this board actually. I'd like to think I've improved a bit. This was from our 8th lesson, last week. We've still got a **** of a way to go before I'm any kind of decent and you could still call this bad eq, but the ones from the session above... I already look back and want to file them in the recycle bin. Of course, I won't. I want a reminder of where I've come from in a few years time. My issues all have a common link in tension. Jammed down heels, hovering in the seat, locked elbows because I'm not keen on the feel of contact and thus pitch forward to "release" it... I'm getting there though. Trot is my better pace. My instructor is also super patient and doesn't just stand there yelling "shoulders back". She knows it'll take a while for muscle memory to adjust. I could honestly post so many bad photos of my riding it's slightly depressing, especially when I was a somewhat decent rider when I was having lessons back in my teens. Like everyone has that "one" photo and I'm just here with folders full of them. Haha.