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Between January and now she's come so far with this! I have no videos of her learning in January but she's come a long way with her cue.
I used to have to pull her up and hold her there. After her front feet left the ground she knew what was expected of her it was just getting up there when she had been so used to being reprimanded for doing that previously. It was retraining her and keeping the knowledge of when it's ok and when it's not. She was a confused horsey at first.
Once she realized that she was being asked for it she began to find it more fun but getting up on the ground she was sticky about. She'd come up just a little and then go back down. I stuck with that and made it solid.
In June we had a photo shoot on the beach where she surprised me by coming straight up and standing there while a couple photographers ran around her. She even pivoted slightly towards the photographer on her left. Unfortunately the sand started to slide out from under her feet so she had a bumpy landing and I slid off landing on my feet and giving her a giant hug.
We've been working on lighter cues, bringing her up with just a slight hand movement and mostly leg along with her cue work "lift". Now she's come to the point where she knows what's expected from her set up. I set her up by keeping contact, saying "ready" and sitting deep, move my hands forward, squeeze and say "lift". 90% of the time she comes right up. If not, we back up three steps and try again after setting up. She's a smart girl and won't come up if she feels off balance. Usually three steps forward or backwards puts us on more even ground for a good lift.
Recently though she's decided to walk out of it early instead of holding so we're working on staying up like she used to. All around though with her training including her tricks I'm very proud of her. She still has a ways to go but she's getting there! She's an amazing horse.