She was plodding again today, which is surprising because she was in since this morning. I initially thought that she would require some half halts, but after seeing how apathetic she was during grooming, I had no worries. It was going to be a leg day.
Other than being behind the leg, she was also pretty mouthy today. I tried to rectify it by releasing a bit of the contact and pushing her forward with my leg, but, I mean, she was behind my leg anyway. It didn't make much of a different, and the fact that the far end of the arena has turned into spook central didn't help much.
I put together some newer exercises today with the poles. I had planned on just doing a circle utilizing two canter poles so we could just work on cantering over poles, but it turned into a two-pointing exercise. We also did baby extensions (haha, I'm punny). The poles are ready to be moved out even more. She's getting comfortable with this distance, but she did pick her head up going to the raised poles. Before working on the extensions, I did some leg yielding, which was fantastic, so I didn't bother doing it too much. It needs some cleaning up on my end: shoulders back, keep the horse straight.
I'm going to ask Miss S to watch Baby in our lesson tomorrow. Her slowed gait has been more of a constant thing. I was watching her during our cool out these past two rides, and her hind end just looks a bit stiff. She's not a super young horse, but she's not old either, so I'm hoping it's either me being paranoid or just her needing some stretches.
Also, I graduated today.