Speedy G and I had a great time at last night's lesson. I know Speedy did because JL kept commenting on "content" he looked. I think it was meant as a compliment!
Overall, JL was very pleased with how much we've accomplished in the last month. She really liked my new hand position (thumbs pointing to the bit), and she really liked our improved contact. Our transitions to canter were much better, and our downward transition to the trot was also improved. In fact, everything was in such great shape that we all needed to do was finesse some of those transitions in preparation for this weekend's show.
It was a confidence builder to be back in her arena without all of the scary antics that we had last time I was there. Speedy is a different horse of course, but success is success and I don't really care where the confidence building comes from. I'll take what I can get.