Willow has turned out to be a bit of a mystery. She was tense and anxious all week last week and I rode her almost every day. Each day she'd move all around while I tacked her up. She'd poop multiple times while I got her ready and then several more times while I was riding her. I just couldn't figure her out. Saturday we road with Tarra and had a pretty decent ride. I gave her Sunday off and then went out tonight. It was a bit stormy and there were a lot of other people at the barn. Willow came in quietly and stood nicely while I tacked her up, only pooping once.
I opted to put her on the lunge line for a few minutes to be sure she wasn't going to be too worked up. She was the quietest she has been. That translated right over into our riding and she felt much more like the horse I tried before I brought her home. It was so nice to have her relaxed. Hopefully she will keep it.