Some nice progress since the first few days.
Just really irritated looking and ready to go back out after her rinse here. She’s coming around a bit in the arena now. With such an easy workload, she’s not being overwhelmed in any way. The tension is just within anyway – just her personality.
Here we are at the “backside” of the barn, the second row of stalls which is quieter, not used as much. She was still on alert for the pigs, although they’ve moved outside by now.
A bit of trot in more areas of the arena, off and on the 20 meter in the middle.
Her main hurdle under saddle now is “stickiness”. She simply gets stuck, not completely convinced she has to move forward for the leg.
Alexis has reassured me this is very “normal” with baby horses and to not pay too much attention to it, just continue on.
I’m convincing myself I’ll know just how to do that once home.
Valiosa, is convincing herself it’s actually pretty nice to hang out in the cross ties. Together here with Cariñosa – better than alone of course.
More pretty driving to the farm in Somerset ahead. The oak trees are still bare, just a few more days. Only 2-3 weeks left of winter…
Please rain! It can’t be that the last rain we had a couple of weeks ago was the last until next October?