Super short story. LONG work day: 7:30 a.m. meeting in regards to a difficult student; 4 then 5, then 6 kids absent - all of whom will need to be helped with the missing work; a student suspended for three days for socking another student in the nose - suspended student will also need to be caught up on work; and then I "made" a student cry ... sheesh, people! A little control PLEASE!
I headed to the barn still grousing about all of it. The instant I saddled Sydney, the day was forgotten. We ambled through this weekend's scary corner like it was nothing. I did a couple of minutes of trot work, moved straight to the left lead canter, asked for a trot in the middle, did a change of direction, and popped right into a lovely right lead canter. It may have been a bit lumbering, but we cantered both long sides, did circles at the ends, and then finished it up with a canter lap around the whole arena with no circling at all.
Life is very good!