I feel terrible. I haven't updated anything in two weeks! I was going to but then I was like ehh, maybe another day. But, today, I shall explain what has happened over the past two weeks..
Annabelle has much improved for as long as I have had her. Canter is much better. She cantrots (canter+trots) though, and she seems really lazy about getting up into her actual canter, which feels so much better. Any ideas for making her stop doing that? When I first rode her, it was much worse than it is now, but something just to give her an extra push?
I had a picture, but it won't upload, so I'll try to get it soon.
A few days ago, Tuesday and Wednesday to be exact, she was THE WORST. Okay, I'm exaggerating a little when I say that, but she was pretty bad. That mare was in heat so bad! When we got into the arena and I got up on her, it took her like five minutes just to get her going. And from then all she did was walk slow and stop when she wanted. Thankfully, a person was there and gave me a crop to use. She listened right after that. She also seems like she's afraid of the crop and whip, so desensitizing time! With a plastic bag too. You can never be too safe. My trainer was telling me that some mares can go into heat and you wouldn't even notice and then there's Annabelle. She also said she's never seen a horse that bad when in heat. She's a good horse though, she listened after the crop and didn't act all butthole-ish when I gave her a good smack.
When we were trotting around, a lady stood and was about to leave the arena. We were coming up to her and Annabelle spooked at her.
The lady was just standing there and Annabelle rears up a little. What a weirdo! The lady wasn't even doing anything!
Jumping cross rails (hopefully soon!) I'll ask my trainer about it!
Desensitizing with crop and whip
Teaching her to not be so off in her own world when in heat
That sums it up!
Double post. CASTIEL. I thought the other one didn't post. Oh well.