So last night was a very productive evening!
I got off work at 3:30ish and met up with my friend Erin and headed to pick out my new glasses. To my shock, they were ready only few hours later. While we waited we went out to dinner and did some much needed catching up.
I got to the barn about 6:30... K had already cleaned stalls so I decided to bring in Echo to do a bit of ground work with her. She did WAY better than the night before. Much more responsive and willing to work. After a good 15 minutes of lunging both directions, K and I had the brilliant idea to work on lining her up to mounting block. Which lead to 'lets lean on her and see what she does' - leading farther to K deciding to put all of her weight on her back! I walked the two of them around the arena two laps and K slid off and we had a pony party - which Echo loves to hear how pretty and good she is.
Finally we lined back up to the mounting block and K put her leg slightly over her back and slid all the way on, stayed for 5 seconds, got back off and we called it a night. After everything, I 'tied' Echo to groom her a little before riding. She actually, legitimately stood! She didn't wiggle, fidget and try to escape the evil tying.
Today = massive grooming session with both horses, lunge line work with Echo, let Dakota run a little on dry ground and get better updated pictures of Echo.