The first day that I rode after moving my boys to the new place, they screamed at each other for 30 solid minutes without pause. I rode Izzy for nearly an hour because I did not want him to think that screaming earned him a respite.
I have a lesson today with Chemaine Hurtado, and I am so looking forward to it. I know that Izzy is making progress, but I definitely need to check in with Chemaine to make sure I am still on the right track. I can now ride him wherever I want in the arena without worrying about any bolting or spooking, but unless I get really tough on him, he is emphatically refusing to soften his neck and accept the contact.
I am really enjoying my new barn, and I know the horses are just as happy. Sometimes a change is more needed than we know.