Today was Bella's second day of riding after a week of ground work and getting comfortable with the saddle. She goes forward very easily. All it takes is a little kiss. Today, we're working on bending her body and making sure she's flexible. We want for her to bend around the legs and move off the legs. Bella is already really soft and moves well off the reins. So today we might work a little on backing up. But we want to make sure she has the idea of moving forward very well. If you teach a horse how to stop and back up too early they tend to try to do it whenever you ask them something to do new, so it's best to wait a a little while until teaching them to do it.