Today I went out to the field to get Riva and she started walking to me so I jogged backwards and she trotted to me.. That was so nice. Spent some time rubbing on her and giving carrots. It had been raining and everywhere was muddy so we rode in the small indoor and practiced some stopping with the seat. . Did some carrot stick riding and sideways with one rein and then turns on the haunches building up to turns with no reins and only using leg and carrot stick with no walking forward.
I love the connection that Riva and I have. Even after her year off with no riding and only a little ground play we are still connected.
I don't think I have ever had such a good connection with any of my other horses. Took the bridle off from her back and walked around for a little bit, she likes that. She was a good girl. Got lots of treats. She likes that too