She has already improved dramatically from the day we bought her. She also learns very quickly. She had a bad habit of spinning her bum at you when she wanted to get away from you in the stall. So I started to whack her bum with the lead when she turned away - three whacks later and you could see the wheels turning as she quickly BACKED AWAY instead of spinning away. It was hilarious. Last night I took out my dressage whip to help teach boundaries. I was de-sensitizing her to the spray bottle, and she started to paw at me, so she got a tap with the whip on the offending leg. She stopped two taps in. Then she started to lift her back leg and kick the air. So she got a whack on THAT offending leg. Three whacks and she stopped with all leg action and just gave me sour looks.
:) I didn't realize how much I missed having a snitty little mare to play with!
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