|She's just so cute!|
In the trot work we incorporated some big kid (tighter) changes of directions and they rode so nicely! I felt like I was actually riding a trained horse! We ended with working on nose to the wall leg yields (for the first time). I've seen a lot of horses have a melt down when learning this but she stayed right with me and did pretty well. It was amazing to feel the improvement in the connection as I walked her out of those. That's another exercise that we are supposed to be incorporating into our rides.
I was thrilled to finish on such a strong note with her and I feel re-engerized to keep chipping away at it. On top of a great lesson I was struck again by what a cool horse Emi is. She is turning in to a traveling pro! We went with a friend on Friday but hauled by ourselves on Saturday. Both times Emi climbed right on to the trailer, hauled quietly, came off the trailer and stood calmly tied while she got tacked up. I haven't been around a ton of 3 year olds but I have been around many horses older than that who were not nearly as easy. Emi gets a gold star. I can hardly believe my little baby has grown up!
|One tuckered out pony|