We began with drops and I worked on the mental skills there also and before long they were riding all 3 drops easily. A body position reinforcement excersise followed and soon we were on the skills trail itself.
Pumping was used to gain speed and we linked that into a berm, flat corner, rock gardens and two more corners. The effect of their new skills was immediate and they were already flowing nicely down half the trail. before long I added in the rest of the trail and they linked the fly out jump, step and drops into the rest of the trail along with the berms and turns at the bottom. I worked on line choice and braking to enhance their control when linking drops into corners and it soon came time for them to ride the entire trail a few times. Any errors were now being self diagnosed and they were really flowing nicely along the trail and smiling as they did so.