Back to today....when I arrived I pulled her out of the pasture and took her to her stall to start tacking her up. She pooped nervously but wasn't being too wiggly. Her pasture mate came into the barn while we were getting ready and after one whinny she settled in and was being good. Our lunging was uneventful (if you follow me on Instagram you'll see a couple of videos). We trotted over a pole, used the side reins and played at the mounting block. She was also quite good being untacked, although that is pretty normal after she has been worked.
I counted back to see how long she has been at NDF and it's been 6 weeks. Clearly I need to change my expectations and allow her to be a kid in a strange new world. This running app I'm using had this as the inspirational quote today "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." I think that message was meant for me today.