Ride #2. Stella got to help me teach today. She actually did very well! Started with friendly to connect from the saddle. I had to tone my friendly way down to keep her in a learning frame of mind. I'll be building that up though. She learned quickly to drop her head amd connect. Very good girl!
Then we played with counter bends. She was a little tight with this and I took it slow to help her find confidence. By the third attempt, she was way more loose and willing. I was very pleased with how she handled the new info. She did great with all the other horses as well.
Enjoying this little mare! :-)