I have to say, I'm really pleased with where Mollie is right now. I didn't ride much all of October, and rides the month prior were pretty hit or miss. Since being at the new barn I've been riding her in the snaffle, just because I really didn't think she was fit enough to go in her double, but she's definitely ready to go back. While warm up still is, and probably always will be a little slow, she's been getting really nice by the end of our ride. If you skip to minute 5 of the video you can see what I mean. She was so incredibly soft in my hand, and when I remembered to stretch UP (why is that so hard?!) she did the same. She was actually picking her legs up instead of dragging them along, and the little bit of "hop" in her stride you see on the last long side is what I strive for. This little horse isn't built for this work at all, but it's so good for her and she tries her heart out for me. Can't ask for any more than that.
Enjoy some random commentary from my 14 year old sister, or turn down your volume. Either way :)