Bella's 6th LessonAll 4 legs planted squarely.
Bella's jog is very nice to sit.
She has gotten more and more interested in trotting. I got 2 steps of a canter but she just worried about breaking into it with me on board. I'm noticing that if we try something in one lesson, by the next lesson she will probably do it beautifully. I'm not hammering new ideas into her but just trying stuff. Her "back up" is coming along and her turn around on the rail is softer.
Karen took these pictures for me. I have been really good about wearing my helmet during these practice sessions but neglected it this time. When I tried to mount Bella, she was quite interested in going over to Karen and didn't stand still. I set her up again and she understood this time that walking off is not acceptable.
At the end of this lesson I asked her to back through the gate and then we left the barnyard and rode out to my car to unsaddle. It's all good!