I've had Kaja for a year today! Holy cow. What a difference between the animal I bought and the animal I own now. I couldn't ask for a better little munchkin.
As for an update: She lost her mind the other day. I blamed the sudden temperature drop. I let her go in the arena to let her run her self silly for a minute. Mistake. She would not let me come near her again and it might as well have been last fall for how she was acting. But she wasn't just doing it to be a ****, she was legitimately terrified of something. I had scared her outside because I jumped over a puddle of mud and she didn't see me, so I don't know if she just kept that in her head. It took a while to catch her and when she did, I had to go through a bunch of desensitizing, which ended up with her flying backwards several times. She's a helluva lot stronger than she was last year, ha. Eventually she somewhat calmed down and she got a treat for being sensible, then suddenly seemed to remember who I was and was fine with me. Silly filly.
But today was much better. She listened to vocal cues perfectly when I lunged her for a minute. It's cold and I still don't have an actual saddle for her, so I hopped on her bareback to work on some new things (pivots and sidepassing!) since I have learned how to cue them better myself. She is picking up pivoting, but seems lost at sidepassing. We'll get there. D
Last edited by Poseidon; 10-26-2013 at 10:11 PM.