Lucy wasn't loopy.
I wasn't loopy.
The reins were very loopy.
Lucy isn't the best at maintaining her own pace, well, not unless she's going flat-out. She tends to go along like a train down a steady incline: faster and faster and faster and faster...well you get the point. It's very rare that I can leave her face alone and just truck along at a steady pace without frequent half-halts.
She was so quiet and steady yesterday that I had a constant loop in the reins and communicated with her more with my seat and voice than anything else. It was awesome.
We practiced over a blue tarp that I have. We've worked with this tarp before (I even have a "tarps" tag for this blog!) but it has been quite a while since I pulled it out. I was kind of expecting the shock and horror response of "I've NEVER seen that before!! AHHH!" but she instead responded with a "meh, whatever" and went over it happily at all three gaits.
|how cute is that?|