Okay, so I will give y'all a guided commentary through all of this :)
We warmed up going over the cavalettis (I spaced them wrong, really, so it didn't work out AT ALL at the trot, but I couldn't tell at the walk. I was supposed to have them 2 1/2 ft apart and i probably had them a little over a 1 1/2 apart. Yikes!)
Picking up rein contact. I realized after watching the video that my hands were not as still as they could be. She's still getting the idea of coming into my contact nicely, and I need to ask a bit more than what I did. But the good thing about vids is that you can see what you need to work on!
It was like this for much of the ride. Oh well, much better than what it could have been!
Doing a lot of bending in circles and little serpentines really helped to soften her, as seen here.
While she's not round, her poll is soft and she stepping under herself a LOT more. Once again, circles do wonders.
I had to hand trot her over the cavalettis because we had issues under saddle (she stumbled all over them). Once again, it wasn't until I stepped back and looked at them that I realized that they were WAY too close!
And some Odin Pony Monster Pictures.....
No, we are NOT dragging Breanna over to the grass outside of the arena. Okay, thank you!