I went to the barn today, and no one else was there other than myself, so I decided it would be the perfect time to cross tie Rumour for the first time, since there was no extra noise or commotion to scare her the first time she was in the cross ties.
She did a lot better than what I expected. When I clipped her up, she stood there for a second, and then went to walk forward, and realized she couldn't keep going, so she just stood there for a minute or so with her head up. Then she relaxed, and backed up, to were she stands so her head is free. I patted her then, and waited until she backed up to find what her limits were. After that, she stood calmly as if she's been cross tying for years, and I did a full grooming on her, and she stood completely still the whole time. I am so impressed with her!
Afterwards we went for a walk in the arena, and she was a little 'hyper', but nothing I couldn't handle .
In the cross ties:
In the arena:
And back in her stall after her training session of the day :