I used the standing water as training too. She loves to "play" in water so today I insisted that we just keep trucking through the water. She was funny, at first she had to stop and look the water every time. I let her have a first look, but after that just keep a going.
She's getting MUCH better about not rushing through my hands. She only tried it once and I believe it was more about poor footing then actually being naughty. I started some lateral work, just the beginnings of side pass trying to lighten her up off my legs. She gave me some decent effort.
Then it was SPA TIME! No bath just a thorough hose off to get all the mud and sweat off us both.
Then I went to work cleaning up her mane. I haven't even trimmed her bridle path since last fall. It had grown out about 4 inches. I don't have clippers so I scissor cut it until I can borrow some next week. I trimmed up the ends of her mane making it a bit more even.
Finishing up with practice braids...
Sorry about the crappy cell phone image, and you can see where I screwed it up but I think this is what I'm going with.
|Yes Mom, I know I'm beautiful|
Now to figure out what to do with that crazy forelock!
Tomorrow Jodi is giving Rosie and myself a lesson!! My first since October I'm so excited! I have a list of things I want to go over.