Wednesday's group lesson was uneventful, except for the cantering portion. Once again, my moody mare leapt into the canter and took off like a bat out of hell. I think that she's getting mad at me because I am making her keep her head up, and after forty minutes of it, she's had enough. I had her slowed down by the end of the first rail, and made her canter a couple of circles to get her settled down. M said that I am finally learning to make her work for me. Yay, great!
Friday was a beautiful day! Finally! It was 50 degrees, just perfect for riding. Too bad Blondie didn't cooperate. At all. Not her fault - she got her spring shots on Thursday, and her neck (injection site) was sore. Looked like she swallowed a broom. After a few minutes fighting with her, M told me to just exercise her and we wouldn't count this as a lesson. It just wasn't going to work. I should have known something was up when she didn't try to bite me when I was getting her ready. Just one half-hearted head bob in my direction when I was putting her saddle on. Hopefully she is feeling better today.