Continuing with the theme of rollercoasters, Lucy was an absolute ANGEL on Tuesday, and then was a NIGHTMARE on Wednesday.
After my ride on Tuesday, which consisted of w/t/c in the outdoor (!!!) with zero problems or disobedience or pinned ears (!!!), I was like, hmm, maybe we've turned a corner.
Then on Wednesday, she didn't want to be brushed, didn't want to be tacked up, didn't want me to get on, was totally chill about walking around on a loose rein, but went bonkers when I tried to pick up a little trot. Not to be discouraged by a little bit of crazy, I patted her on the neck, gently asked again, sat that tantrum, walked for 20 minutes while asking for a bend/shoulder in + out, etc, then tried again. In the end we managed a trot around the whooooole ring and no one died, but come on.
I came to the conclusion that she was in raging heat. AGAIN. I feel like she was just in heat two weeks ago...oh wait, because she was!! Each time she's in heat, I think, "thank goodness, this must be the transitional heat, now we can relax and enjoy our winter off from hormones." Then she's back in heat before I know it.
To all my friends with geldings: you are way smarter than I am.