I arrived to the show neither late or early Diva was pretty chill and the wind was howling. I checked in, bridled her up (yes we trailered to the show with the saddle on) and warmed up. She started with her head up and with some gnashing of the bit and with in about 5 minutes chilled out and went to work.
|With Squaw Butte in the background|
|I love the cocked hind leg|
|My big tall mare|
|So calm except for the nervous bit chewing|
On the way to and from the show she hopped right into the trailer after looking in for a moment and one gentle tap from a dressage whip held by mom. The half hour of schooling in hand the day before must have made a difference.