Finally just broke down and put Lila in a german martingale. She's getting it pretty fast now. I think she just learned she could avoid the pressure if she stuck her head COMPLETELY upside down.
Selena is really starting to find a new gear now. We ran at the JCHA gymkhana on Sunday and she was SMOKIN'. Still a couple little bobbles (Bowed off a barrel and a pole, but it was my fault, I didn't trust her and held her off) but we had the best biwrangle run we've ever had, running neck and neck with the big girls, and she went in the gate by herself like a big kid every time No refusals or anything.
They are still working on uploading pictures from the gymkhana but I'm trying to decide which ones I want, and also how little this thing looks next to the barrels...
I really like this one, she really is starting to power out of these.
I still consider her semi-green to the whole "gaming" thing. She hasn't had time to really adjust to going fast, and while she holds her own, she's inconsistent, and needs to get hauled more and just settle into herself and relax. She's already made vast improvements.