This week, we've eased back into riding with some easy pasture & creek rides since our Fort Rob trip.
Today, a client came to pick up one of her geldings, so we took them out for a ride. When riding with the other horses, she's was a little weary of movement beside & behind her (likely after getting worried about WayLynn behind her last week) & seems to imagine the boogie man ready to pop out. She's a much more confident follower, so I may do some ponying off of her to build some confidence being the leader. With the nicer weather, we'll also be putting some more loping miles under her feet to keep that mind busier.
It's not uncommon to see a little dip in the line of "improvement." They usually come out on the other side even better than they were before that short stage.
Next week's update will be posted on Thursday.