CAN’T CHASTISE FOR EXUBERANCE!
When lungeing my young horse recently she got pretty fresh and did a quite impressive form of levade / capriole, followed by a buck, a fart and a scoot into gallop – all on quarter of a circle!
I completely ignored her as if nothing was happening (much to her annoyance) and when she’d quite finished I just said “trot on” which she did (much to my delight).
The way I see it, I’m always asking her for more forward, impulsion, energy, can’t really chastise or punish her for feeling well and being high-spirited! As long as it doesn’t become a habit and not getting a response from me will help with that.
Patricia – The Dressage Tipster