OK, some of you wanted to know what I did wrong in the video of me and the filly. (By the way, have I made enough entries this evening?)
When you are working with a horse of any age, you must ALWAYS stop when they are doing the right thing. In that video, the filly pulled back against me and I quit... as she was doing the wrong thing. Bad timing. I should have stopped earlier. But I wanted everyone to see how well she was doing.
Young horses, like young people, have short attention spans. It's necessary to pay attention to them, because if they aren't "with you", it's a bad time to work with them.
If you wonder why I'm wasting time on somebody else's horse, it's because she made the first move. She wanted me to be her friend.
How can you say "no" to someone that cute?