today, there were only 2 mares out, mine & steve's; we went down together... Steve was back up at the yard (a hike up a hill!) and nearly tacked up by the time i got molly there.
I'd not expected her to plant when she could see that Tia was being led off and she knew she was the only horse left in the field, but plant she did. ggrrrhh
BUT, i do wonder if in fact it is the going down hill? whichever field we are in , one goes downhill to the gate in the valley, then up the other side to the yard. going out to the field, she moves on, but then of course she's going somewhere she wants to go..i dunno, but it's getting very tedious.
I might take up tash's idea and take my pressure halter and 12foot line out and work her in the field....dunno.
anyway, after she was in, and had her massage, still a shade scabby down the side where the saddle flaps woudl be, i decieded lunge and poles
2 poles on the ground one side of the arena, 2 poles on polepods on the other side.
she did both very nicely.
i then set up a very small jump which she jumped nicely from the right but not quite so nicely from the left...
then we called it a day.
it was VERY hot in the arena, no breeze - because it was blocked by the copse, soon as you left the arena and came to cross the road, lovely breeze blowing up to cool us down.
and finally, completely OT, the water lily in our pond has flowered: