Originally Posted by Beckyinva
Some great input and tips. Don't know when I picked up this bad habit of looking down. But I am the one that finds the snakes out on the trail. It's good to know my horse is enjoying herself. Exactly how can you tell? She just turned four and is my first mare.
Her head, particularly her ears, I can see she's very alert to you - working hard to be relaxed, balanced, collected, her gait is nice, consistant and smooth and she appears determined to remain under you properly. I guess because she's young, she's a happy horse who is loved and having a good time. She's out and about with her person with her beautiful upright tail.
This is all conjecture on my part. I really know very little but my impression is she's having a good time.