To give Bridget her due, she truly does find some of the stuff were working on at the moment quite difficult, both mentally and physically. But don't feel too sorry for her, she gets a ton of breaks and lots of encouragement, plus extra leeway as always simply because she's cute and we can't help ourselves!
Shoulder in is coming along nicely. Travers, though is really, really hard for her. You'd have to see it to believe it, but even at a walk she's like "Wait! My hind leg is where? And my front there? And I bend how? Are you sure? OK....*cue pony twister game where one leg gets planted in its last known location and the rest wander along without it*
|I couldn't resist|
So, we had a lot of discussion about a lot of things last night. Because when Bridget gets frustrated, EVERYTHING is up for debate. Forward has to be established as a thing, then whoa. Turning off the outside aids, ditto. Going into contact. She even half decided to be barn sour, for the first time ever. Silly mare.
Finally, we ended on a great note, called it a day and went for a short cool down hack up the road. I lengthened my reins and....Bridget proceeded to be so interested in being all dramatic about me "finally" letting her stretch she forgot about her feet and proceeded to trip over the road shoulder and fall on her face in super slow motion spectacular awesomeness.
Yep, one of those days where I probably should have just left her alone so she could just think about important things, like how to horse.