We just got back from a lovely vacation on the Oregon Coast. Ahhh.
It may be commonplace to those of you who live close to the ocean, but for land-bound people like myself, it's wonderfully refreshing.
I got out to see Izzy on Saturday. She came with my happily enough, but when I mounted to ride over to the arena, she proceeded to have a massive meltdown fit of near-ulcer proportions. She even backed through an irrigation ditch and almost spun on to the road. I decided it was not the best day to try and ride through it, so I got off and made her stand facing away from her pasture. It took a good 20 minutes of standing, followed by another 20 of lunging to reinstall a brain, but then she was ok.
It's ok to be jealous. She is THAT FABULOUS!!!
I did lunge her briefly, just to see if she was going to be ok. She was fine.
I mounted up and off we went.
We're still working out contact issues, but those are probably more my issue than hers. Our right lead canter transition is back with a vengeance. The left lead is improving. Her trot was breath-taking. Her walk was great. Have I mentioned that I totally love this mare? I do. She's the wondermare for a reason.
Folks, I think Izzy is growing up and I love it!