I am absolutely head over heels in love with this mare!! Eva has been very receptive to the ground work that I've done with her this week. She is becoming so soft, yields nicely, and seems to really enjoy the work.
It was such a joy to get Roue's bridle (my beloved former Advanced level Event horse) out of the tack trunk for Eva to wear and boy did she look the part of a sport horse!
Although I haven't done a lot of "lunge work" per say, I have worked her on the ground and in new places enough to feel comfortable that getting on and taking her for a short ride would pose no problem for her at all. Sure enough, she stood quietly when I got on and we just walked and trotted around on a light contact for about 15 min.
She actually seemed to have a very good understanding of the leg and hand aides and was very quiet, soft, and responsive about everything I asked of her.
She was an absolute dream to sit on and just gave the best feeling! Eva seems so happy in her new life and I feel so lucky to have this lovely girl as my partner!