Tonight was like the best lesson I've had in a while. We were working on canter leads again, but Rainy was actually trying tonight, or so it seemed. Our instructor had us do this pattern where we cantered in the far corner, then went across the diagonal and could either do a simple or a flying lead change, then continue and switch directions. I knew from the start Rainy would not stop for the simple lead change (once she starts cantering, she's like a freight train
), and she's done flying lead changes without me even trying before, so we tried it-and voila! Rainy's secret talent emerges! She apparantly is a natural at flying lead changes! :) Sorry if I was bragging a bit, but I've just had the greatest lesson ever!