Vega and I are working on the seven games, but as soon as it started getting yucky outside, I had to stop. We were having problems with the yo-yo and circling game, but now that I know her horsenality, i'll be able to help her better ( I thought she was LB extrovert)
I saddle her up and everything in her stall. I want her to be free to do whatever she wants before we work out. I do make her stand before I get on, and I don't fully get on until she stops moving. Then when I get settled I ask her to move on.
I honestly think she bucks when she gets spooked. Kids were running and yelling while I was riding her, and other horses were acting up. She's good after the first 10-15 min of riding.
I'm going to work with her on everything though. I still consider her a baby even though she turns 5 soon. But maybe me thinking that way is letting her get away with more.
When she does buck though, I make her work harder, trot longer than I usually would. I used to circle her, but found that had little effect on her.
She does listen to pressure very well. I was able to do a smallish figure 8 only using my legs. I was quite proud of her. And I also let her have her head and really used my mind, energy and seat to slow her down or speed her up. That was something I didn't do constantly, but realized how much it really worked.
I also know that with regular work outs, she's have less and less pent up energy. She was good in the summer when I rode like every day or every other day. But the last time I rode her before sunday was a good 2 months ago. So all of it is my fault.
Tomorrow I am going to lunge her and work on a bunch of things. I know she'll love the ability to run. I'll write about it here.