Annie had some time off while the arena was occupied with the new mares but we were back to work yesterday. I was pleased that she was really good despite not being ridden in nearly three weeks! We had been making headway in the canter and that has taken a few steps back during her vacation, but she will come around. She knows her leads so we just need to get her fitness level back to where she can sustain the canter.

She did do her pull-back trick after biting my hand as I was standing next to her. It’s so funny; she nips me then immediately goes back like she just realized that she did a no-no, all that in a split second before I even have time to react. On the plus side, she accepted the bridle with zero head tossing and only minimal grumpiness at the girth. Such a silly girl.