Oh of course, I am working on ground work. Whenever there's an issue I work from the ground up. And I'm not waiting till June to work, I'm just waiting till June to do some no-rein ground work. Providing she doesn't run around and be crazy. If she does we won't work without a rein. But I worked in a makeshift round pen (until out cows broke it) and she benefited a lot from it. With no rein. I just want a contained area to work on more liberty type things. And no, she's not so explosive that she can't learn a couple voice commands and work without tack in a round pen. She can lunge though.
And I don't really run her till she won't run anymore. I tried this years ago and it did. Not. Work. If she begins to actually take off then we slow and go back the the next slowest gait. Not running her into the ground, just easy work. I couldn't run her till she was tired even if I wanted to. She's got way more energy than I do.
Also good news, the truck is fixed. We should be able to get it this weekend and if that's the case I'll call the vet to get a dentist appointment for Tess. It's gonna be an expensive trip. She needs teeth and a coggins and Jay might need to come get a shot for his allergies.
No matter how much you think you know about horses, there will always be one that'll come along and teach you something new.