06-23-2012, 11:05 PM
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So, early early this morning, I got Squiggy in and rode her w/t in the roundpen after lunging her, all with just a halter. And then, this evening, I took her out to my arena-with-no-fence and rode her with a snaffle. Well, there was no tensing up and being stupid at a walk or trot, she even stretched down and travelled long and low-ish, but she much preferred to just break at the poll and bring her nose in without getting stupid about it. So, I lightly cued for a lope after some up and down transitions, and she loped wonderfully. It was... COMFORTABLE. Loose rein... just lovely.
I think she just likes to cause me stress.