When I got to the barn, Maisie was still damp from her rinse-off - even her face had gotten sweaty. When I brought her out and started to tack her up, she started giving me the evil eye. She was positively glaring - she was really mad. Now normally Maisie is very sweet and kind, so this wasn't the usual Maisie. I expect she was tired and perhaps a bit sore. She even fell asleep briefly as we were getting ready.
My objective today was to reinforce the work we'd done yesterday at the walk - we did that - and then to trot for a bit in the indoor - she'd already been going well in there with my daughter on previous days. My back's doing pretty well, so I was up for it. We did trot, and Maisie was good for me - we did a nice steady trot for a bit, making some circles and large figures. I wasn't worried at this point about softness at the trot - she was doing some bracing and rooting from time to time - but just about the rhythm and pace. We'll work on softness later; one thing at a time. We didn't trot for long, both for her sake (although she was sound) and for the sake of my back.
I also took her back out to the outdoor for a walk around. We stood for a while in the shade (it was quite hot), and she gave me a couple of glares out of the corners of her eyes. When I got off, she was still mad until I put her away.
We'll see how she is tomorrow - but if looks could kill I'd be dead by now!