Volunteer Rider Alicia has started working with Lacey. Here is her report on how things are going:

Lacey and I have been getting to know one another for about a month. She took a few meetings to respect and trust me but now we’re beginning to enjoy one another more on the ground. She occasionally tests our relationship, but we continue to grow each time we’re together. Lacey has really comfortable gates and fantastic downward transitions. she has slowly started to respect me as a rider and will move forward more willingly. Lacey and I recently rode in my first Joel Conner clinic and learned a tremendous amount. We work regularly on our upward transitions and moving freely in each gait. The walk and jog have made improvement already and I expect the lope to take a bit longer. Lacey is a lot of fun to ride and loves pets, kisses and being told she’s beautiful.