Ever been floored by a horse who seems to pick up on things at super speed?
Show something new once, only to come out the next day, and the horse is absolutely, positively, on the same page. Almost eerie.
Apparently everything shown to Valiosa is soaking in. Keeps you on your toes for sure – no mistakes, or she’ll latch on to any and all less desirable habits. (Forget it, there’s going to be a myriad of mistakes.)
Second day lunging in the arena; expected to repeat the process of getting her relaxed and that actually walking out on the volte by her own would take a while.
Instead, she knew immediately what to do, and listened really good to up and down transitions. Actually too relaxed here…
With the cavesson she stayed light in the contact. Thank you SO much again Marty for letting me borrow it!
Extremely pleased with her effort. Active trot, walk, come to a halt and wait, standing calmly on the circle. Although spun around here as fiddling with the camera to get a shot was just taking too long for her.
A fresh chest and throat clip on her as a little vent. And some on along the jaw, some on the ears, and yes, also hacked up the front legs to get rid of bot eggs nestled everywhere. Stopped just in time before she looked too cut up.
OK fine, I completely butchered the front legs.