(slightly grumpy looking mare)
I had a little mimi-epiphany last night. I'd been trying to get Cadence to stretch, while keeping a calm and consistent trot rhythm. However, this required her to be able to hold a rhythm and keep a steady trot without rushing off whenever my reins were even marginally loosened... and she couldn't do that! *Epiphany* Therefore, once we could keep a steady trot without contact, we could begin stretching. So last night we began attempting it. We trotted at a forward pace with a light light contact, and no frame whatsoever. She was quick, but settle-able (even if that isn't a word). All will come with time.
Happy shrove tuesday all! I now feel sick, having just devoured six (I wasn't counting... so that's a guesstimate) large pancakes straight off the griddle. What can I say? I don't have anyone to share them with... and recepies rarely make pancakes for one. Not to mention they were really yummy, so really its not my fault at all.