|But, all the kids are doing it!|
Went out to the barn, and as I was getting Tess ready, the wind picked up to hurricane-like gusts.
Riding plans changed to longing plans and we made our way up to the arena, the sides of which which was shuttering, whining and squealing like something alive. Despite other horses getting spooky/looky, she kept her focus on me.
We entered the arena, and a gal was finishing up her jump course. It sounded like the roof was going to come down on our heads, but even with a horse jumping right next to her, Tesla handled everything really well! She was obviously scared, and dancing in place a bit, but I could see she genuinely trusted me to keep her safe, and responded to my verbal reassurance (followed by sugar - the magical cure to everything, lol) The wind started to pick up even more, and I decided to call it a win, and with that trust building session, she was done for the night.
We start bi-weekly lessons back up next month - and I think we're ready this time to learn all the things :D