I finally got out to the barn today. It was sunny, 70 degrees, and beautiful! I had plans to spot bathe my girl but after I got started I found out how COLD the water was, so nothing but a tail wash and leg scrub for her today. I also put her mane in braids to hold it on one side. I can't stand it when her neck looks HUGE from her mane sticking up all over the place. After her hind legs dried I shaved them with my clippers so it will be easier to clean them when she drips manure all over the place. Long story short... she looks good! And she is shedding like crazy, but just the white hair. It's bizarre how that works. The palomino hair holds out till the very last second while the white hair drops out like no one's business!
She was really good when I rode, too. One of the other boarders was riding her horse and she said Lilly looked great. It had been a while since she saw us ride and said Lilly has come a long way since she saw her last. Yeah! Progress!
I worked on transitions, transitions, transitions... at this point in our training, I think that's where we're lacking. She anticipates so much that I've been trying to mix it up. She's just never surprised, no matter what I do...
I also worked on pivots. I must have the smartest horse in the world because she's got it figured out already!! And she looks at me like I'm an idiot... it's like she's saying, "duh... that's how we should have been doing it all along!"