I take the majority of the blame for how she was going.. we were both pretty tensed up because we weren't used to each other. I'm also quite used to a horse who needs constant leg so the concept of zero leg was a foreign concept!
My second visit went so much better though. Her head was down at the canter, she was rounded up and at the trot, the difference was quite something. :)
I agree about the big strided horses being intimidating at first. When I first hopped on and she started walking, I was taken back by how fast it was.. so I took back on the reins. When I relaxed a little bit, I loosened them and she just kept going at the same pace.
We both weren't going our best, but I'm going to try and get another video of her sometime to post.. hopefully when she officially belongs to me and she's at the barn. :) I'd like to keep a forum journal once I get her.
Forever loved, never forgotten; my beautiful Indie. <3 Hoofprints on my heart.