Out of season, but true nonetheless! At last, success in the ring! Okay, it was a schooling show, but I had an obedient (mostly), forward (pretty much) and NON BUCKING horse. Problems are so much easier to solve when it's the one with the opposable thumbs that is the problem and not the prey animal. Now, she's still waiting for the eye-popping squeeze fest, but, she'll very kindly give me the transition to canter, albeit a bit sprawling, with no histrionics. Thank goodness for the kindness of a good horse. So, mash for dinner and a couple Barnies and pats for a job well done, and we're on a new path where my little darling can reach her potential!