Originally Posted by AussieDaisyGirl
Thanks both for being understanding and not tearing me to shreds.
We had a good day today. She came trotting to the fence when she saw me. She didn't kick out when I went to pick up her feet though she did still dance around a bit. I had her tied in a washrack and she snapped the leads twice but the barn owner/trainer just retied them and was calm with her the whole time.
I wasn't going to have a lesson today but I took Carolina into the arena and the trainer ended up giving me a lesson. Trying to get Carolina on the bit and rounded out. Every muscle in my body aches. But I did learn that Carolina is so sensitive to my body weight I can guide her by just looking where I want to go. It was amazing.
Anyway, I'm not so discouraged today.
That's great to hear!
I know sometime's it can be so discouraging to spend so many hours and seeming to have no results. But sometimes we just don't see them right away.
A simple twitch of the ear could mean to so much, yet we don't see it.
Another suggestion, if I may. I don't know your schedule so I don't know if you will have the time, but something I used to do when rehabiliting horses is too just take a book and chair out there, or sit in the grass, and completely ingnore the horse while I read.
It just gives her a sense of a herd connection and allows her to spend some relaxing time with you, without any work and anyone doing any strenous thinking.
It's a great way to connect with a horse on it's own natural level. :)