Blogger Sarah Davis, the Yoga Cowgirl, shared a post that explained that she uses the phrase “this is not a perfect this is a practice” when teaching yoga. The phrase leapt off the page for me. I had a riding lesson /training session the next day. The phrase travelled through my mind often as I was riding. Inspired by the Paralympians who ride without stirrups I had volunteered to do 5 minutes of work with no stirrups. My coach Belinda Trussell had set up a robot camera and we recorded several sections of the lesson. And btw it was extremly hot and humid with a humidex of 40 Celsius! The section with me riding without stirrups is in fact a practice and not a perfect. I am happy with many things in the video and how this “practice” is moving Biasini and me forward. Here is the video.