Friday, December 9, 2011
Like Coming Home
I wasn't asking for much and I wasn't expecting much. And in return she blew my socks off.
My normally introverted and sullen mare was so beautifully and openly extroverted. Something I haven't seen in our on-line play in a very long time.
Things were good when she offered a little trot in our warm-up. Things were better when she gave me a gorgeous forward trot in the circle game. She gave me some easy, 3-beat canter and an exuberant flying lead change. We played with some long distance, energetic touch-it - asking her to really hook onto my idea. On a focused send, she went straight for the jump and cleared it with beautiful energy and intention.
And that was it.
I sat on the barrels, scratched her belly and then put her up and gave her dinner.
Like coming home.