so the two videos are sort of in reverse? the riding one is the newer?
good for you that you are taking the time to let her learn at her speed. my park mare was really really freaky when we got her - you could barely keep her in the cross ties to get a saddle on her. my trainer has done such a fabulous job but it has taken time and patience to undo the early work. you can get there too.
here is Twiggy doing her class at regionals a week ago.............doesn't she look happy???
(I think it is ok to post this link as I have purchased the real photo from the photographer)
Yes, they are in reverse...I thought twice about posting the rearing video, but then decided to put it up later. The rearing video is from about a year ago, the riding video is from the other day. We have tried sooo hard and have been soooo patient with this mare, accepting her for what she is and respecting her at the same time while expecting the same in return. You can hear me laughing at her in the rearing video because I think that her protests are just so silly, and boy was she persistent!
I think that your mare is SO FREAKIN COOL, and must be a blast to ride! She looks sooo happy and I do remember you saying about how firey she was--it takes a lot to handle those, and not everyone is willing to do it. But isn't it fun???!!!