A person who is afraid is not clear in his cues, so the horse gets confused
~John Lyons pg 31 Communicating With Cues Part I
The DOR has realized that this has been a big problem with our communication. She has always had a bit of fear while riding me, which in turn has caused some confusion. After our time on the mountain she found her courage again and the fear is finally gone. Our communication is so much better now. The only things in our way still are her worries about me keeping my feet and her micromanaging me when we are not performing a task. I am sure the Buck clinic will sort this out once and for all.
Enjoy your day and don't forget to hug your DOR!