So I was reminded today of just how much we end up 'approximating' movements when we have even the tiniest bit of obstruction to our peripheral vision.
It seems to me as an AT teacher that often the muscular, or postural changes we need to make have to be approached sorta with 'peripheral vision' in a sensory way - if we directly concentrate on them they can tense up more.
When you consider that ALL of our muscles support one-another, the slightest changes effecting the whole, it makes sense to keep the 'problem area' in mind while trying to sort other bits out.
Same with riding - everything counts and everything effects everything else - horse AND rider.
Feeling clumsy? Accident prone? - make sure your hair is tied right back!
Feeling tense? Making your horse tense? - come and see me!