I recently tried to concentrate on improving Maya’s body and way of going with more work in hand, she finds this a bit stressful, but I thought our bond was strong enough that we should tackle the subject of tack and contact in close up work.
I thought that I should give it a good shot and keep going in the hope that she would get the hang of the fact it really wasn’t so bad. I was so aware of not jumping from one thing to another, and sticking with something that we lost the joy of being together. I know I had lost my way and in the process so had Maya.
Returning to Liberty this week with nothing else has bought the fun back, we have spent time doing nothing with her exploring me sniffing my boots for ages, and Maya is so much happier working close to me, the connection between us is stronger, she is going along the whole spooky side of the arena happy as anything, and we have fallen in love all over again.