Now Sassy is a good little following pony, but she certainly has learned how to get her own way when she wants to. It's time to get serious about teaching Grace how to ride her horse rather than just following along on the trails. First up is listening to Mom. Then we worked on rein and leg pressure.
Being the fence is not up on the outside of the arena yet Sassy thinks it is fare game to head back to the barn every time she rounds the yard side.
Taking with her one little girl who gets pretty grumpy about it.
After Lightning and I did our trotting and arena work, and were waiting for Grace to come back yet again, I decided to set up some barrels to help Grace keep her position as she worked on walking around the rail.
Wahlah! They finally got it down and made some nice, even laps around the arena.
Sassy finally decided she really didn't like to go around in circles anymore and behaved for Grace.
By the end of our training session Grace decided to just walk over the jump rather than trying to jump it today. She figured maybe she should work on rein and leg pressure a little more before she decided to get into jumping. Smart little girl.