Maggie Mann was the first rider of the day.  Felicitas noticed that Maggie was actually a little behind the horse’s motion at the posting trot which caused a disruption in the horse’s ability to balance himself and trot with cadence.  Felicitas told Maggie to think like she was on a trampoline or on springs so that she could both lighten her seat and become quicker on the up.  In so doing, she was able to not only stay with the horse better, but to also encourage him to take a lighter and springier step.