Soo..she is NEVER getting Alfalfa again. I couldn't think of anything that would cause her to change so quickely (I also thought they were on the same hay); that is, until I was there and I saw the hay in her stall that she was happily munching away on. I asked the BO my suspicion and it was confirmed..so I asked that she make sure she not get any because I was ready to shoot her the other day, lol.
But, I took her on a nice trail ride monday evening (after almost going into heat stroke at work D: ) and she did amazing!
She wanted to turn back a few times but we just kept on trucking (switched back to the snaffle) and eventually she was fine and walked straight, lol. We came across the neighbours on their ATV and we talked for a bit..and then we came across the neighbours again and had to ask them to move up some on the trail where we could pass them (very large stones covered in moss with lots of possible leg catches), and then we got down to the creek!
It was absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I didn't want to push it since last time we were in the water she wouldn't move..at all. She'd stand in one spot and put her head down and paw (hitting her face!). So, I actually got her to move this time, tentatively, lol. I was proud enough though, so I took some pictures and jumped back out of the little opening in the trees.
She was a little forward on our way home, so I figured I'd take it as it was (shouldn't have training-wise..but I'll deal with it next time I guess lol) and we held an extended trot the majority of the way home...Until we started to hear the bullfrogs xD We were trotting along just fine and then BAM, she jumped into the bushes shaking, lol! I thought it was a person at first (trotting along not paying much attention to sounds lol), and then I realized it was the bullfrogs. I stood there for a bit before I just made her walk through the narrow (holy cow) crossing between the cliff and the filthy ponds with the evil monsters in it..We made it across and then a wood pile we see regularly sent her sideways almost into an old bus with a 90* turn towards the pile with lots of loud snorting, haha. So, we continued our trot home (walked the hills though) and as we got to the driveway, before she could even ask to run up it I asked for a gallop, and a gallop is what she did, haha. She actually stopped at the top this time as well.
So anywho, this time she's actually sweaty from almost 2 hours of work, haha. Posted via Mobile Device