My pony is getting better at liberty. I can take her into a large pasture full of grass and have her walk around at my shoulder, stop, back, turn on the hind/fore, trot on and lower her head. I still need a long dressage whip to cue her with, she's not quite in tune with me for us to go off pure body language yet but sometimes I feel us going that way, like me thinking about stopping, about to cue... and she just halts. Very cool.
She does liberty way better after being ridden than beforehand. Any ideas why?