Warmed Ransom up, and jumped on pretty quickly. Before my lesson began, we worked on a solid amount of collected walk, a little light trot, and a tiny set of canters. At the trot, as long as his neck was low, I left the reins really loose. When he'd toss his head up, I was right back on contact, waiting on the relaxation. At the canter, I focused on myself, pushing him forward into the strides, making sure he was actually going to canter in my lesson.
For the lesson, I showed Jen most of the things from my BRM lesson that I could remember. Elbow -not wrist- for moving the bit and getting flexion at the poll. Sitting underneath myself, pushing forward with rein & leg. Ransom collected himself beautifully at the trot, and even a little at canter.
After demonstrating all I knew from BRM, we focused on transitions walk to trot, and a few light sets at canter. Again, some of the transitions were beyond ugly, and a handful were very nice.
Total lesson (including warmup) was about 1hr 20minutes. Ransom didn't seem incredibly tired, but a little wore out, which was to be expected. We did a lot of collection work, and now that Jen and I know what he's capable of, I fear the big bay monster will be doing much more of this work in the months to come.
Homework.. hmm.. homework. Darn ! I honestly don't remember.. I'm sure Jen will pop in here soon to read, and will comment on what I'm supposed to be doing that I don't remember. *grin*