So we had an absolutely fantastic ride today. I tacked her up and warmed her up a little bit in the roundpen as we've been in a cold spell and I haven't saddled her up in awhile. She was dead on with every cue, not a hint of resistance or buck, calming paying attention to me. I saddled up and we worked a ton on leg pressure - I'm at the stage where I'm asking her to face the fence and yield away from the pressure. She was a little confused, but is picking it up fast and listening to my leg commands if they're insistant enough. She was doing excellent so I opened the gate (I love this **** horse!) and moseyed out to the front yard, passing many scary objects on the way as to which she didn't even glance at. She was full of energy today, gave me a beautiful trot willingly, working on a circle in the open yard, not caring a wit about anything she saw. I decided to ask her for a canter and she nailed it - came off a circle, sat down, little inside leg, ask with the outside leg with a firm "Canter" and she stepped off instantly. First time without needing to tap her for encouragement! I'm focusing on just a few strides in straight lines now, getting her used to the command and the feel of it. After that she was feeling spunky and decided she would like to canter without me asking her, so we went right back to some walk-trot-whoa transitions with leg pressure and she settled back down!
Haha, anyway, that was kind of a novel, but I figured Jynxy might have a fan or two who'd like to know how she's doing. Feel free to critique anything, or offer suggestions if you think I could be doing something better!