This is Filly:
I see so much potential in this pony, but don't have her close enough where I can work her enough.
I went to see Filly at L's on Sunday. We had a longe lesson. Filly was going along great, then all of a sudden had one of her panic attacks and went running backwards, jabbing the ground with her front legs. I couldn't stay on and hit the ground pretty hard. I didn't get hurt, just mad at myself for my clumsiness. Not sure what Filly's reaction was to, but I did get back on and continued the lesson. After changing directions, L longed Filly in side reins for a bit. She had one more panic attack, then was fine.
Going around quite nicely now!
Lots of walk-trot-walk-halt transitions.
L didn't work her in the side reins for very long, just long enough to feel her out and know what we are going to do next week.
As soon as I get a chance, I'll give you the rundown on this pony....her background, how long I've owned her, her issues...you won't believe her before and after photos from when I first got her in May of 2004!