|I love Caspian's intense look here.|
I decided to saddle her (first time in a long time!) and see if she could continue to play under saddle. I rewarded when she would play a bit or get excited. She gave a few little pop ups and also some super fast turns as she began to explore what it felt like to feel free when being ridden!
I am continuing to try to release her into the canter as she is definitely stuck there. The first several times she just jumped around, but I didn’t reprimand that at all and sometimes even rewarded it, as I know that that comes more from her being stuck than anything. At the end, though, she hopped into this nice, controlled canter for a few steps! I was thrilled and got off right away.