Cheyenne has been doing pretty well. She was a lot like Apache when I first got on her – she didn’t care and couldn’t be bothered to react to the extra weight on her back. I had ridden her twice before last weekend, and both times she was incredibly lazy and it was difficult to get her moving forward. So last weekend when Jamie came out to do some work, I put her on Cheyenne while I supplemented her leg with the lunge whip. We worked with her in the round pen for about 20 minutes, then I hopped on Willow to pony her around the pasture for a bit. She has no problem with Whoa, in fact that seems to be her favorite part. Oh, I can stop working? Cool!
I’ve ridden her twice since, and she’s gotten a bit better about reacting to leg. I wanted to get her out on the trails this weekend with someone else in the lead, but there were too many other things going on and it just never happened. She’s pretty good about mud puddles, so I’m hoping a trail ride that takes us through a small stream will just be a simple extension of our pasture ride. Maybe next weekend? Hopefully!