Phinn and I visited Virginia Equine Imaging in late October and were sent home to resume full flat work.
Mogie sorted us out right away. Basically, we were both pretty rusty and needed to concentrate on reestablishing the basics, starting with connection. Mogie hopped on and worked with Phinn first, establishing a true connection with the outside rein, sounds simple, but its our homework for the next two weeks.
Mogie's approach was simple, instead of correcting the negative (leaning on an inside rein for example), affirm a positive - connection, pure and simple. A few simple fixes, moving the bit, raising the nose band, and raising my hands with more bent elbows, and we were headed in the right direction. Mogie's analogy for me was that I showed up with my tools spread out all over the rooms of my 'house', and when we finished, they were neatly organized back in a box, and I was using the correct ones, and geting the correct response.