Miss Em had her second ride last night and she was great! We were given more freedom while on the lunge line and KB gave me a dressage whip to help me communicate "go" to her. She told me to tickle Emi with the whip but I ended up having to tap her a bit harder to get her going. After walking and trotting on the line KB let us free. We proceeded to walk and trot off the line along with some actual steering. It was so fun!
It's definitely going to be a learning curve finding my balance on her. She's (obviously) hard to predict since she is hardly broke. I'm trying to communicate clearly with her while staying out of the way...and it's hard! I worry that it's also a little bit harder because she's small. I just keep thinking "grow baby grow!"I plan to start riding her about 2 days a week with 1-2 days of lunging/long lining. I'm going to keep a ground person, at least a few more rides. After that I'm hoping to hit the trails.