|Moi?! I'm an angel|
No problem says I, I kept my cool and we walked and walked till her brain re-engaged. Lots of circles, changes of rein and serpentines finally got her brain clicked in enough for some trot and canter work.
|Kika being sweet with my friend who helped me|
with new conformation photos.
Fingers crossed this is now behind us...
|Non-blooper shots to follow early next week for BBS critique|
Saying all this I did not foresee Nancy's silliness under saddle coming. I mounted no problem and she stood like a good girl as i sorted myself out. When we started walking things got interesting, I felt her back come up under me and she coiled like a spring before kicking out - she has some bulk & power when you feel her bunch below you like that. So rather than the walk warm up i favour, we went straight to trot work where she threw another buck but half hearted as she didn't drop her head at all. She was one very unhappy camper through the whole ride when I asked her to walk going left handed (i get confused is this when your left had is on the inside, right?!).
I could feel her curl under me and swing her backside into the arena - we have been struggling with walking in a straight line on this rein our last few spins - she was very evasive today. I am hoping to get a lesson on each on Monday as I have the day off and i want eyes on the ground to help guide me through the issues with both girls before they become deep rooted problems.
|Meet - derpyness|
I also hope to get the osteo out to check both girls over, they are prob a little ouchy as i don't think they have been seen by her since the summer.
|She really is such a sweetheart|