Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I turned out Calico in the arena while I cleaned stalls. She galloped around and around, one direction and then the other. It's the first time I've seen her run and play by herself since I brought her here. She's lovely. The weather had turned to a windy drizzle so that may have sparked her spirit. I didn't get a chance to do anything with her so I'm glad she got to kick up her heels
Today, I went through our regular groundwork, then saddled her. I got on and off several times, flexed her head laterally, yielded hindquarters and that was enough. I don't want to do more until I have a helper with me. It was great to be on her back. She was perfectly relaxed. Philip stayed home with his Daddy today.