Today both Sandra & I felt that Farah is making progress. Though we only get up there once a week, Farah is remembering, paying attention & building on what she'd learned. Last week when I had her out on the trail, I felt that she was listening & paying more attention to me. That's always a good sign.
As Sandra works with her - she is understanding what it is that we're asking & doing her best to get it done! As with so many horses, when the speed goes up, the anxiety level rises too. When Farah starts lifting her head & trying to get away from the bit, Sandra backs off, slows her down & asks for the head. Once Farah complies, away they go again.
I'm hopeful of getting out on the trail in the next couple days & working with her there too!