I have been in twice weekly lessons (weather and soundness permitting) for the last 2 weeks, and will be continuing in lessons. We have discovered another source of Henry’s irritation. It is my incessant driving seat. What would you know? Having an independent seat is more than just not hanging on the horse’s face. It turns out anytime I put my leg on I am bracing against my seat. Making me have a driving aid which is incorrect and irritating for Henry. So far we are working on my upper body position and using my leg and only my leg as needed. Harder than I thought! But this is a historical problem for me. Probably 15 years ago a I could hear my trainer yelling at me to STOP DRIVING!!!! As the horse I was riding flew around the jump course. I guess I had no idea what she meant. Henry has shown marked improvement in his mood while we work on me. Anyone else struggle with a constant driving seat?