Thanks Tiff, and Kelly!! I'm so excited! Since this post, I have felt so good about my riding again!!
Yesterday I had a WONDERFUL ride. I rode in the outdoor ring which shares a fence with a field where some horses are kept. They weren't there at the beginning of my ride, so I got in a nice warmup... then they all came stampeding over the hill and got Maia all excited... I haven't felt power like that in a long time.
She just swelled up under me and did this huge extended trot around the ring, and just felt... oh... just wow!! AMAZING. I can't describe it - she was right under me and just using her hind end... we would get all collected and then I would ask her to extend and she just FLEW.
I'm getting Rich to come out to the barn with me tomorrow and take pictures, hopefully it happens again!