Great job Raficca! I too have been back in the saddle now that things have gotten to a semi normal state around my house again. My neighbor came over yesterday and we had a nice ride in the arena. Gypsy was a bit antsy, and I had to keep reminding her to listen to me, as she had a alot of her attention on the handsome boy from next door, ans we too almost cantered, but I backed down, just not quite ready for it. Then we decided to go outside the arena and ride the trails that I have on my farm. Well that didn't go so well. As soon as we stepped out of the gate, Gypsy got all excited and started bouncing just waiting it seemed to take off at a full run. When I tried to get her attention back on me by doing our what I call "listen to me" exercises, she got very moody and fought me all the way, even rearing up a bit because I wouldn't let her go. So I got her to stand quietly for a few minutes, asked her to back and then got off. Better to live to ride another day I said. I felt really bad as I was looking forward to the trail ride, and also felt like a weeny cause I backed down and didn't take that chance. but I plan on hitting the saddle today again, in the arena, and will work more on control, and I think maybe get back to some spook in place exercises, as she feels safe in the arena but outside of it everything is a huge monster ready to pounce on her at any given moment. Keep up the good work and keep us posted, your progress is giving all of us "fearful" riders encouragement that we too can reach our goals!