This is Sahara, 7 year old 14.3 hh registered dun paint mare. Had 60 days professional basic training as a long 3 year old. Ridden consistently since then on trails and playing in the arena. She is as sweet as they come with a willing attitude and lots of "try". On the ground her temperament is a one. Under saddle I would give her a 3 on a scale of 10.
Currently we are working on alot of lateral exercises, two-tracking, side-passing, backing, yielding the hindquarters, and pivots. We are also working on lots of transitions, softening to the bit, and body control.
I think her posty back leg and steep croup conformation is going to make it difficult for her to get as smooth as I would like at the trot and lope.
Anyway, let me know what we need to work on or just your thoughts in general. Normally, she is ridden in a full cheek snaffle. However, we are transitioning to a curb bit for 4H shows so in this video she is working in a low port, short shanked curb that offers independent side movement.