Stella has had a skin problem over the past two summers and therefore not a lot of riding. One of the reasons I brought Bugs.
Now her skin has cleared up, Her disposition seems to have changed and she has gained a couple of years (and pounds) I have decided to change her to bitless and see if that has a further good effect.
Last night one of the sheep got out, I opened the gate to round it up and chase it back into the paddock when out strolled Stella. Through the gate and into the trees I pointed at her but high above her head indicating no and she backed up and returned to her paddock. That was a first as she would normally just keep on going. The power I have, its amazing.