Today I lunged a fire-breathing dragon. She was hot, hot, hot. We didn't get much top-line building done; she did however get a great cardio work-out. I had to lunge her outside since the RI was using the indoor for a lesson. I decided to use the outdoor arena instead of the north-lawn. That's the outdoor with all the scary dismantled obstacles which probably explains why she was so hot.
She scared me a little as she reminded me of my dogs when they get the zoomies. I just told myself, that I can't help her if I panic so I just stood there calmly at let her work the crazy out.
I made sure we lunged in both directions and I moved around the arena a little bit so that she could see everything and not wear down the freshly dragged footing.
I'm still playing around with the different clips on the sliding side reins to find the ideal setting for her. I don't want to strap her head down; I want to use the sliding mechanism as intended so that she can teach herself to get relief by reaching down and stretching from back to front.
Maybe she needed a day to just be silly; can't be a perfect lady all the time ;)