gaynor and i finally got together to see about lunging molly right rein.
first time roud, without side reins, we conned her nicely - as i expected we would - gaynor on the outside with the lead rein, me on the inside with the lunge line and whip, she set away and did really well, including canter. once she'd set off she was fine, no signs of wanting to turn back in.
left rein as well, fine.
then the side reins, wiht a view to going right rein again. I was pleased gaynor was there - usual problem, even when gaynor had walked her on to set off she was turning back in again and i simply couldn't move myself fast enough to stop her.
so gaynor tried, and had the same problem
so then she lunged her two reins - and after a bit of a paddy (not too bad, but bad enough watching!) she caved in and did it.
I was pleased to see that done by someone else; and molly finished up working really hard and we were very pleased with her.
and the stable mirror was up when i got there.
Molly at first didn't notice it, then did a double take when she did, but was ok about it and spent quite a bit of time with her nose to her 'new friend' ...
so hopefully that will be a long term success.
Third Time Pays for All
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