On her own she’d never come up with the idea of offering a big trot.
Or an elastic one. Or relaxed. Or a balanced, willing, and ground winning canter. That’d be way too easy right? Every ride, it all has to be created from scratch. Sometimes it feels like it would be really rewarding if she’d just be offering something voluntarily on her own 🙂
Then again, it’s really interesting to be doing this, to see where she can go. So happy to have her, if hundreds of images of the same horse wasn’t a tip-off.
Living with other horses has really made her happy. Screaming to them while under saddle is not welcome though. As it is strictly Verboten, her latest thing is to let out a looong sort of “under-the-breath” squeal while still continuing work.
Feels like riding a female walrus, or let’s make it seal – more flattering – her back vibrating while she’s making code noises to them. I should get mad, really, but she’s just so silly.
OK, so she’s showed well at Intro, and Training, plus the very first test at First Level. It’s been my goal from start to bring her to Second Level. Very lofty ideas!
I have a little bit more help now. So happy about that!
How fun it would be to work on getting a Bronze Medal with this horse!!
Actually, someone is probably not going to let me hunt scores on their “better trained and higher level” horse, so yes, it’s going to have to be her! ♥