Well, Takala may have her Daddy's good looks, but she certainly got sass from her Ma! They got about an hour of supervised turnout today while I cleaned their stall, and since the second I got them outside they decided actually burning off all that piss and vinegar was over-rated and just sat around eating.
In light of this I grabbed a lunge whip and asked for a little bit of motion. Tenakee lunges decent when on a lunge line but without it she always managed to get 'stuck' by the gate. Tenakee likes to give me one lap of strong trot, then stop by the gate again. When I would ask her to go she'd rear up, making for a few good pictures. Since she didn't lunge into my space or act aggressively I just asked her to go. Only once did I actually touch her with the whip, and that was when she turned her big behind on me. She was plenty far a way where no matter hard she tried she wouldn't have nicked me, but I had to remind her that her booty was big enough and she didn't need to get it closer for me to see it.
After Tenakee would throw a tantrum, she'd look at me with puppy-dog eyes and wait for my next move. Tenakee has wonderful movement and a big trot, and she'd trot half the arena, then turn and stop with a huge snort and blow. It is wonderful to watch her when she is trotting around, tail up, head up, ears forward, and nostrils flared.
Tenakee was so fascinating that I hardly noticed Takala was there! I'm sure when she's bigger she'll have presence like her Mama.