After some trot work, we did a small gymnastic, similar to last time - three trot poles, 9 feet to cross rail, canter stride to small vertical. This would be her first time over a vertical! We had a fairly flimsy pole up as the vertical, and along with a crappy ride to it, she said "no thanks!". Changed the pole, had a more assertive ride, and over the went! Went through it a couple times, then called it a night after she actually STRETCHED DOWN for a couple strides! We must be doing something right to get that change, progress, no matter how small, is progress. Ending on a happy relaxed note is, for me, the goal for every ride. For this ride? Goal accomplished!
Right at the end of the video, you can see her curling but after the video cut off she stretched out