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My daughter had lessons again today and the horse was completely different--back to normal. Today would have been the day for a freak out because lessons were about 2 hours before quite a storm. The wind was picking up, the entire herd was antsy and vocal today, even the neighbor's horses were making quite a fuss. Her lesson horse was quite a gentleman today. They practiced a lot of one rein stops from all paces today, and worked on upward and downward transitions quite a bit. The instructor also put her in a different saddle. She's unfortunately right between stirrups. Nothing seems to fit just right. Last week they tried 4 saddles, this week they tried 2 others, and the one today seemed to be a better fit, but she has no growing room in it. I'm actually thinking of getting her one for Christmas.
None of the horses in her lesson were spooky today, none of them acted up, and they all seemed to be completely under control. Last week was a nice, sunny day in the middle of a nice, 10 day sunny streak, today was our first day of yuck. It doesn't make sense, but it makes me feel better. Here's a picture from today.