Ok, so there was snow on Sunday, but I was proactive enough to change my lesson to Saturday so we still got to ride. It was a short lesson and we seemed to focus mostly me this time. Oooh! and we got to leg yield.
So my new mantra is "Lean back and relax". Trainer told me this about 100 times. It seems I lean forward and try to hold onto Dexter with my thighs. As soon as trainer says "Relax your back, bring your shoulders back" I can feel Dexter relax his back and move more elevated. So I know I'm hindering him, plus the sitting trot is way easier when I don't have every muscle rigid and I'm aligned right for the shock absorption. I dont' know where I got the habit of leaning forward, but I know its been hard to break. I swear I feel like this when she says I'm finally perpendicular.
To finish up we worked on some leg yielding. I was having trouble at the posting trot so we did it at the sitting trot. This was good because it made me focus on a lot of things at once, also not letting me obsess with one or the other.