|Feeling pretty sure we could maybe do this.|
Heading off to a lesson for example would previously involve some stomach flips on route and then a careful routine of settling in at the arena before mounting up. This time? Ha! Savvy and I were relaxed and I happily hopped up without all the usual prechecks as to her mental state. Kind of a "my horse is broke--lets get to work" attitude.
|Learning curve struggles|
|Discovering hard does not = impossible|
Warmup was a bit of a disaster to start. She was so tense (which is pretty common at home but this was particularly bad, wtf?) all we could do was stilted pony trot. I set up the four poles on a large circle and attempted to work through it and get her softening. After finally getting some moments of relaxation, we started canter on the same circle and wheels fell off in all directions. She could absolutely NOT do her right lead, ever, at all, right leg must have fallen off kind of bad.
|For the first time ever, I looked at that barrel and thought 'small'. Also, I need to make more standards.|
|Savvy came to this in front of my leg and happy to do her job. :)|
|I was kind of sure the tires would get a side eye, but were not an issue at all!|