Eve is 3 years old now but still very much a baby mentality. She's a VERY immature 3 year old and her focus can't be kept solid longer than an hour at this point. Now with the new environments, we just worked on ground work and lunging and it was like pulling teeth from a chicken to get her to look at me, nevermind focus on me. The ranch doesn't have a roundpen at the moment since they're at the tail end of renovations and putting in new paddocks and things, but I have access to the indoor arena. We were in there today and that's probably part of why I had issues with her today since she's never been in an arena before...
So far my plan is to give her a week to absorb everything new and stick to ground work and grooming. After that I'll do more lunging in the arena and start some light rides again...I don't think I'll be hitting the trails on her for at least a month, possibly longer.
Snagged a couple pictures from the move, enjoy!
Practicing her awkward stance
Look at pony's moves!
That's all for now, just looking for opinions on how long to wait before pushing her again and having expectations. Obviously I haven't let it all go, but wondering how long the integration period is typically so I have a general idea...thanks!