Our first session was last week, she was a bit hard to catch and pretty reactive overall but did settle nicely in time. Today took only a little bit of time to get her to stand nicely in the big pen to catch and was much calmer.
Taught her to longe , and worked on softness and flexion, then ,well because I can I decided to play with my jacket on her. I did this for a couple reasons,1. its a nice way to sack them out, the jacket is light and it 2. makes some noise, nothing like riding along and needing to take off or put on a slicker and finding that your horse is NOT OKAY with rustling fabric !
Anyhow, it went pretty well, other than when she flipped the jacket over her face and ears, thought for a minute she should leave, but did not pull hard and after she settled I was able to easily slide the jacket off her ears and down over her face(Smart little dolly!)
Tough to take pics with a rope in one hand and a whip in the other but I did get a few
Hope all is well and everyone is enjoying the week
As always friends , stay safe