as Abbey gets used to her suroundings she gets a bit excitable at times. today some kind folks allowed us to go out a ride with them. as they walked on nice and calmly we ran circles round them... mane and tail flying.... they kept saying 'oh how pretty she is'.... which is very kind and a polite of them as she was a hooligan. she wasn't exactly running away, er, but not totally in control either, I just kept directing her around and around.... I hope they will allow us to go out with them again as the more we can go out and about the better she will get. then eventually she'll go out by herself.