|The cats were very concerned when I got home and I shared my story with them|
|It does make for a pretty picture though|
I decided to alternate between sitting and rising trot, to really encourage her to slow down and try to get her to use her hind end and I think it worked. She didn't really push off of her hind end, and she isn't really strong enough to hold me in sitting trot for long periods, but she stayed light in her front, responsive to my seat and didn't fuss much with her head. Everything I was hoping to accomplish. For a horse that had virtually 2 weeks off? That is great. She even gave me some great canter transitions, no bolting, no leaping, no dumping onto the forehand. Just some sit, pick it up, stay balanced and a decent down transition.
|It is cold outside, snuggles required to make it better|