Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Today David came out with me. when I began lunging her she got all fired up and reared, bucked and galloped. I held the line and urged her to go. Even when she was ready to quit, I kept her going. I allowed her to come in and rest a moment and then did my regular ground work. She was very respectful and went through all paces beautifully. I saddled her and Dave got on. I led her around first, and she was fine. I continued through all my ground work as if Dave wasn't there. Walk, trot, canter, back-up, sending in the "C' pattern and circle- driving. She was great and so was Dave. He said the canter was definitely more fluid than the trot. I'm thrilled. This was a huge step for us. Once she has had a chance to play, she settles down very nicely and pays attention. She's very sweet.