After a week off due to my cold, I lunged today with side reins. Nala kept stopping at the canter. I let the reins out a hole and she moved much better.
After she was calm I decided to ride the fields a bit in the bitless bridle.
We mostly walked with a bit of trot, both flat and up hills and grazed.
We also herded the dog and goat!
She is getting a good shine on her new coat!
Today we did ground work with two poles, a blue plastic tarp and a green canvas tarp.
Then we hand walked the hills and ended the day due to high winds.
BODY SCORE UPDATE
Day 1 v. Day 48
Day 2 v. Day 40
The wind has really picked up in the afternoon and 20 MPH can be a bit spooky to my horse and unpleasant for me. So, we have done some more ground work. Leading over poles, over a canvas tarp, and walking by a flapping blue tarp. We also did some drag work with a flowered lei and a stuffed teddy bear. We plan to ride 4/19 with another horse.
Nala is very alert, some of these shots are her watching when someone went walking by with dogs almost 3 blocks away on the dune!
I also started tying her hay bin to the wall since she was dragging in around her stall and tossing hay everywhere.