I follow a thread like this on another forum, and found it kinda fun :) This is a thread for any riding updates/what you're working on/random talk etc.
I've given Zoe most of the month off, went from riding 4-5 days/week to really not at all this month to give her some time off - she's been worked with maybe 5 times.
Today she went right to work, after over a week off, without any fuss at all. We worked on trot poles and set up a plank to work over as well - no issues whatsoever. My friend's horse was being super spooky and Zoe didn't so much as blink at her being a knothead. We're working on keeping contact and not allowing her to duck BTV; she was much better today!
Jumped on my friend's horse to work on shoulder-in and leg yielding.. I really enjoy riding that mare.
Got on her bareback with just a halter to cool her out, and ponied my friend's horse along as well - she was a superstar. Even kept her cool when the other horse spooked badly at my friend dropping a pole; she jumped forward a bit but settled down right away. She's picked up on neck reining (or, rather, working off leg pressure mostly) so I don't even bother doing up the leadrope on the other side. I'm so very ecstatic with my 3 year old. She's just awesome.