(P.s. 28th December - Happy to report that Cassie loaded without hesitation at 7.15 this morning and then again when coming home from the vets. Always worth practising with low adrenalin levels before a journey is required.)
Later I went over to Quob to work with Benji who now belongs to Hilary, the lady who has spent so much time taking him from wild to ridden in the last year. Benji seems totally unfazed about having a rider on his back but his favourite pace seems to be halt. Rather than using a whip, we have been working with visual and audible cues to ask him to move forward promptly.
"Thank you so much again. Who would have thought that I'd be riding the untouchable pony I met, almost a year ago to the day... and it would never have happened without you." HP
(P.s. 28th December "I took advantage of the empty, freshly harrowed indoor school. Wow... he did some thinking last night and I hardly needed the rope! We went all around, both ways, in walk and had a few trots and a couple of bucks and squeals!"HP