It's always good to see Dani's sweet face with her ears pricked forward, she's so cute and wiggles her top lip back on forth searching for treats in pockets...I don't think this will ever change but if she tries to bulldoze me I let her know that's not okay. My mare always brings a smile to my face. I was all talky with her today, I couldn't stop but she didn't seem to mind and I don't think she judges me on what things I say. Most of the time I'm telling her how smart and beautiful she is but it's not my try at flattery I promise!
When I first arrived at the barn I plugged my bit warmer into the socket I knew was working last time but the bit was still ice cold when I was ready for it....darn it! I really should check when I first bring Dani into the barn to see if the device is even starting to warm, it seems the sockets here are a little touchy! So as the last resort, I placed the freezing bit onto my belly and held it there for a minute or two until it was a reasonable temperature...my poor belly but that's much better than freezing my hands that still have tasks to perform!
Once we moved off I just let us meander around the ring getting used to the activity for a bit. One rider was cantering around a lot and that just makes me nervous since I'm still getting used to a busy ring. Eventually I calmed and so did Dani. My girl has some mare moments today. When one horse, a Cobby looking gelding, passed her the ears went back, pinned sharply and I could feel her tense like she wanted to tell him who's boss. I applied a see-saw pressure on the reins to get her focus back onto me, I don't need attitude under saddle even if it's not directed at this rider!