But alas, her loafing time is over.
I have lots of plans for her over the winter months. Nothing greatly strenuous or seriously structured in a way to keep her in super-shape for a 50, but more than enough to keep a good baseline fitness on her.
This winter I strive to remedy a myriad of small issues she has that I've grown tired of:
- slight, yet noticeable one-sidedness with nigh on everything
- fidgeting when tied in the barn (she's great outside or just standing freely in an enclosure)
- acceptance of me holding up her hind feet for extended periods of time
- standing 100% (not 60%) of the time when mounting
- acceptance of clipping hair on her legs (need to prevent scratches)
- more at liberty work to get her attention on me - she's responsive, yet extremely distracted during any liberty session we've ever had; I'd like to figure out how to best get her mind on me and off her friends
- progressing through the 101 Dressage Exercises book
- lateral movements
Nothing one my list is impossible. All of the above will just take some time. And if I can achieve all of the aforementioned things I'll have one heck of a better horse for it!