Anyhow, Dani is so fuzzy now!! I tried to get as much dirt off her as I could without washing her. I took a damp sponge and tried to get the fine dust that always seems to cling to her hairs. When she rolls around here it just clings to her and brushing just creates more static cling. The water worked okay but I also used a coat spray to help move the dirt. It's an unending battle!
As I was leading Dani to the arena I saw Gina and Barbara in a truck coming into the grounds. Elaine followed shortly after with her rig. Barbara was at the Veterans Day parade with me on Saturday (post coming on that!). I waved at them as I walked into the arena to mount up. I hopped on and did a slow loose walk around the outer edge of the ring. Then I did small circles at the trot. I felt good and in rhythm. Dani was going at a nice pace so I extended our trot down the long side of the arena. It was nice going! I had NO fear, no worries and turning wasn't squirrely like it'd been before. Dani's a sensitive gal so I don't need to ask her very hard at the trot for the turns, when I've first started trotting I think I was too tense and asked too abruptly. Today we were in sync. It was fantastic.