It's been slow going, mostly because of that pesky day-job that allows me to indulge in all of this. But that's OK. I've found some great resource books that have really helped, along with all the Google searches for this, that and the other thing.
We had a great lunging session last night, even after a few weeks off. More of the same, just walk/trot both directions with side reins - not a bit of drama. (I've gotten better at lunging too!) She's really starting to act like a horse that I'd consider ACTUALLY RIDING.
The flax seems to be working - she was insanely sun-bleached over the summer but her winter coat is coming in dark and shiny!
So here's the before-and-after shots:
|I hope I NEVER see a horse looking like this ever again|