|we have some hills that are pretty bad ass.|
|bobby thought the cows were interesting, but no big deal.|
|blackberry thought the cows were serial quarter horse killers.|
She was a way more relaxed on the longe today, but I still kept her on it for awhile with lots of w/t transistions. When I got on her, she wanted to be a little silly, but I changed directions every dozen strides or so, so she had to listen to me non-stop and that really settled her down to a great rhythm. I trotted her for about twenty five minutes (My legs were crying by the time I got done with both ponies. I'm such a weakling.), then we headed for a the xrail.
She slowed a bit, but I gave her a cluck and she popped over without fuss. Once she realized that was the game we were playing, she trotted up to it, jumped over, and cantered off. You can count the number of times this horse has jumped on two hands, this was her third or fourth time in the outdoor with yesterday being a disaster, it was my first time jumping her, and she was completely unfazed and totally professional about the whole thing. We went over about a dozen times from both directions, then walked around on the buckle to cool out. If she's not gone by April, I'm totally taking her cross country schooling.