Naturally, as an Arab mare, you may guess she has some spunk to her stride…some of which can be accounted for her getting to know a new rider. I have been working with her on establishing a nice rhythm and relaxation. Miah has softened into some very nice moments and has smooth strides as she stretches without difficulty over her top line. She is easy to move forward, stop and change directions. I rode her Monday after 3 days off and she was great. While more consistent rides will help her establish better balance and stamina, her head was in it and we didn’t have any issues due to the long weekend.