Yesterday I decided to ride Pippi hunter under saddle style on a trail ride, English saddle and bridle and all. I tacked up and set out....I should have lunged. She was a HOT DISASTER! Hot mess doesn't even cut it. She was biting the bit literally and pulling. Her headset was about as great as a giraffe's but her trot was HUGE. We never went above a trot and even then I was holding on for dear life. Urg...this is great with a show next weekend. On the way home I thought she was chilling out till I tried to circle her and she Reared. Seriously now. It wasn't her normal little bounce rears she does. This was a full out rear. I was done after that. I was alone with mom at work. Took her home and lunged her and of course she was perfect then.
Today I rode her at home on the baseball field. I thought I would get a chance to canter but mother nature at other plans, darn rain. But I did do a lot of trot, yay. Mom said my legs are solid. Thank you lesson horse. We are guessing learning to control my body on a different horse has helped me a bunch with Pippi. Her head set today was much better as well. I am very excited for Sunday. I mis jumping oh so much and I am feeling better about it after today's work out.