At the end of our first ride the DOR dismounted and promptly loosened my cinch. She is so good about this with all of her horses, the moment she gets off and we are done she loosens our cinch. This is also the first time I have ever been ridden English. The DOR is thinking that maybe that is how I need to be ridden, at least for a bit, to make things easier for me as I continue to recover. In this photo I am turning my head to smooch her. We have always smooched at the end of a ride after my cinch is loosened. I love the end of the ride smooch.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!