Day one we did a bit of lunge work which she soon settled too although she didn’t have a clue how to canter, as she's never done it before. I then got on her which she was a bit nervous about, but began to trust me, so after a bit of walk and halt with my mum next to me she moved away, which Flair wasn’t sure about, as she has done a lot of in hand work, so is insecure when on her own. She got used to it so I then went for a trot, even over some poles and she was a bit nervous about me moving above her but did nothing more than shoot forward a stride.
Day two we did some more lunging working on the canter, which was getting slightly better having two strides!! We did some small jumps, that didn’t really bother her. I got on which was much more relaxed than the previous day and trotting seemed to be more settled, so I had a short canter, which took a while to get as she didn’t have a clue what I was asking!
By day 3 we were doing small jumps and even more strides of canter which was really good!
After week one Flair had developed a more consistent rhythm & did a few hacks, getting used to traffic which didn’t bother her much at all, as well as some small jumps.
At the end of week two Flair could canter round the school all day, and when given the aids to canter she went immediately, she could keep the canter rhythm over a jump, on approach and landing & the trot work had a consistent outline.
Know looking forwards to seeing Flair develop with her owner & riders & I’m sure she will be winning at shows very soon!