"Hang on, Lauren, I'll be right back."
Midge and I have just finished a set of piaffe work, and we're on a walk break. Midge is wonderfully motivated in the piaffe, and I can make him quicker, or I can make him cover more ground. What I can't do is make him more active, more springy. I can't add volume to the piaffe.
The reason I can't do this is because I can't relax my leg and let it quietly and rhythmically bump him in the piaffe without also pulling on the reins. And I feel like a moron. It's like there's a string connecting the two. UGH.