By the time I made it out to the barn yesterday, it was blowing about 40mph sideways. Also raining. Yay!
Izzy and I bundled up and trundled over to the indoor.
She is amazing. I almost can't stand how amazing she is.
She was super quiet on the lunge, but still sticky about her right lead. Chiro will be back out on Tuesday to address that.
We focused on incorporating variety instead of pandering to my desires for routine. As we walk away from the mounting block, Izzy was very much behind my leg and protesting forward motion in the walk, which she usually does. Instead of fighting with her about it, I asked for trot. Off we went. I'd set a trot pole, so we're trot down the long side in shoulder-in, then straighten just in time to go over the pole, then halt, then go into a 3 loop serpentine at the trot. Then canter.
It's pretty fun, really. She was very engaged in what we were doing and was even trying to guess what would come next, which means she's very interested in getting it right. We had some of the nicest forward, soft trot I've ever had on her, and then we stopped.
Best pony ever. I'm going to miss her this weekend, but I gues seeing J-Wo will make up for it. ;-)