And I'm not talking about the weather. Willow has ended up being quite a bit hotter than I expected her to be. She seemed very laid back when I tried her, so I can only assume that turning her world upside down has resulted in this crazy critter. She's not spooky and she's really not even naughty, but she's tense. She's wiggly when I get her ready, and get on. Once I'm up there she's just ready to go. I think she may be heat so that may be contributing. I actually don't mind a hot horse...I just need to get used to that kind of ride again.
She's obviously well schooled and the buttons are there for shoulder-in, haunches-in, leg yields, trot lengthening etc. Now I just need her to relax a little bit. I'm sure it will come with continued work and us getting to know each other better. I opted for 10 minutes on the lunge line tonight and I really noticed a difference in her as I required her to tune in with lots of transitions. I will hopefully get a little bit of video to share with you guys this weekend.