Today, I went for a run with Cherish. During the run, I was playing with how I was moving my body, my balance, etc. I found a way of moving that was really balanced and engaged, and really allowed me to “float” across the ground without much effort. I felt like I could stay at that steady pace for forever. When I found that way of moving, Cherish immediately mirrored it, engaging her hind end, lifting her back, and finding a bouncy, springy, floaty trot.
After our run I played with Hope, who found really happy, soft, relaxed, stretchy walk and trot, and was having fun with some “dancing with poles” in which I asked her to have fun being precise.
Cherish was asking to play, so I played with her some more. I took her halter off and we played at liberty, running around and having fun.
At the end, she showed me all her itchy spots. After that I hung my arm over her back, leaned into her, and laid my head on her back. She turned her head around and rested her head on my hip. We stayed like that for a while. She was breathing really deeply, almost as if she was going to fall asleep.
Very cool stuff! I love my horses.