I've been giving her a bigger pocket, since she's been hitting things. Though that first barrel just tends to get too wide...I need to push her deeper instead of wider...lol. She's a quick little sucker, that's for sure, and in this arena she tend to try a little harder since it's bigger. She likes to have room and space.
Oh man, when we were trying to get in the gate right before the camera started, Selena was totally ready to walk right in and then this one gal and her massive horse parked themselves RIGHT in the way. She just kept looking at me judgmentally, and naturally Selena stopped right next to her horse. Ugh. I was like "What? Never seen a horse with gate issues before? Get out of the way!"
And when I went to run poles the gate lady would NOT get the gate closed. I stood there and waited, and waited, and finally I had to tell her to shut the gate. I had to explain she did NOT want to be run over by a pony....lol. It was an interesting day.
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.