Getting to know you (again)

Lilly came back to me after a few years’ hiatus. I brought her in and groomed her and she behaved quite well. I put on my tack and brought her into the indoor. She was a bit of a cheeky monkey in the first few minutes, protesting that she didn’t know how to be straight between the reins or leg aids and having all sorts of inconsistent tempo. In walk. Mind you, I know she know better because of my work and also the work of the excellent trainer she was with last year. We spent about 20 minutes coming to terms. Then on to serpentines and circles in walk and then on to trot, which went quite well.

Canter work was a little more dramatic with a few mild bucks where she really thought she should sneak behind my leg and balk. We got that worked out and finished on 2 canter circles in each direction, going well.

She and Luke are getting along famously and Elliot is in love across the fence.