|What is with my eq??!!|
I finally got back on Miss McKenna after 2 weeks, oops. I've been lunging the snot out of her and we had a low key ride on Thursday. She was understandably up and excited, so we did lots of circling and transitions. Friday she was much better and we had moments of soft, round trotting. Cantering is still a bit wild, she has a hard time balancing and swings her head up and down. She's getting it and at times I felt like I could soften and relax instead of trying to hold her together.
She did try to take off with me once (we have stalls that back up to the indoor and a horse kicked the wall as we went past) and using the reins to stop in those situations only makes it worse with her. Head shoots straight up, hind end drops, and she leaps forward. But a strong "Whoa!" and she'll halt completely. I know it's not the normal H/J thing, but I really do love the horses with a western background that stop like that off voice commands. Pretty sure all my ponies from here on out will learn this.