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I had a great time at horse-riding tonight. Diva did a brilliant job, her trot-canter transitions were virtually spot-on for once, no striking off on the wrong leg, and we even managed to canter some 20m circles in the indoor school. For Diva, who is neither the most elegant of beasts, nor the most agile, this was a really big deal - the girl tends to steer like a battleship.

And... WE GOT A SQUARE HALT!!  First time ever!!!!!

The secret?  A really long warm-up, perhaps, because the weather was so cold. I didn't ask her to come down onto the bit, but by the end of the session she was voluntarily working longer and lower.  A lot of the work in walk and trot was without stirrups, too, and I felt a whole lot more secure in the saddle. 

A good night, and a good day at work, too.
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